Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Poor response from North-east handicap golfers to new

district tournament for them
The North-east District of the Scottish Golf Union, probably like all its counterparts, has been criticised by run-of-the-mill club handicap golfers down through the years for aiming all their tournaments at low handicap players, the "elite," as some describe them.
So the North-east District officials decided to do something about that this year. They are introducing a North-est District HANDICAP golf tournament over 18 holes at Inverurie on Sunday, July 4.
Entry costs only £10 a head - no handicap limit - prizes only for net scores and nearest-the-pin etc, and that £10 entry fee also entitles a competitor to a free meal of soup and sandwiches.
Sounds great. But district secretary George Young, pictured by Cal Carson Golf Agency, says he has received hardly any entries. So your long handicap golfer would seem to be only interested in criticising officialdom, and not in actually playing in a competition tailor-made for him. Perhaps the thought of playing away from their own club and course is something they can't cope with!
"This is the first one we've ever staged and is basically aimed at the average club golfer," says George Young.
"The entry fee is £10 and each competitor will get free soup and sandwiches. There will be nearest the hole prizes and all the prizes will be based on net scores.
"The North-east District quite often gets criticised for catering for the better golfers so we have decided to run this tournament for the average club golfer, but entries are very slow in coming in."
Entry forms are available on the district's website: www.sgunortheast.com or would-be competitors can phone George Young direct on 01346 582324.

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