Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Okay, you are looking for a golf course to play at and then you stumbled on their core distinction. There’s a public, private, semi-private and resort course. You found a golf course you like and then you noticed it is being introduced or labeled as “public”. And so the question “are public golf courses free?” comes to mind. The answer to this question really depends. A public golf course, depending on its management, could be offered for free to the public or with a fee. But if the idea of public and fee doesn’t mix well in your understanding as you would argue that when it’s public, it’s for the public, you’re paying your taxes, and therefore it should be free. Well, consider sustainability. Also, public fees are typically lower than the other varieties.
Not at all. Though it certainly requires a lot of practice and playing time to reach a level you wanted for yourself as a player. But lucky are we that the internet brought us access to a bunch of tutoring materials online to learn from. And should learning the sport be that hard for you, you can also opt to have a coach, which could be a player friend, a pro, anyone you can trouble, by your side giving you guidance. And if you like the idea of learning with others like you, or that learning is easy for you when you’re in a group, you can enroll for a golf lesson.
When deciding on plus strokes, it is important to consider that the allocation does not necessarily correlate to the stroking. The main consideration is where a plus-handicap golfer would have the highest chance of playing the hole under par.
The Divisions are determined by the Tournament Organising Committee as a Condition of Competition and it is recommended that the Handicap Index® be used to determine the divisions.

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Are public golf courses free?

Okay, you are looking for a golf course to play at and then you stumbled on their core distinction. There’s a public, private, semi-private and resort course. You found a golf course you like and then you noticed it is being introduced or labeled as “public”. And so the question “are public golf courses free?” comes to mind. The answer to this question really depends. A public golf course, depending on its management, could be offered for free to the public or with a fee. But if the idea of public and fee doesn’t mix well in your understanding as you would argue that when it’s public, it’s for the public, you’re paying your taxes, and therefore it should be free. Well, consider sustainability. Also, public fees are typically lower than the other varieties.

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Is golf hard to learn?

Not at all. Though it certainly requires a lot of practice and playing time to reach a level you wanted for yourself as a player. But lucky are we that the internet brought us access to a bunch of tutoring materials online to learn from. And should learning the sport be that hard for you, you can also opt to have a coach, which could be a player friend, a pro, anyone you can trouble, by your side giving you guidance. And if you like the idea of learning with others like you, or that learning is easy for you when you’re in a group, you can enroll for a golf lesson.

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How should a club allocate the Plus strokes for its courses?

When deciding on plus strokes, it is important to consider that the allocation does not necessarily correlate to the stroking. The main consideration is where a plus-handicap golfer would have the highest chance of playing the hole under par.

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How do you determine Divisions? Are there going to be guidelines issued?

The Divisions are determined by the Tournament Organising Committee as a Condition of Competition and it is recommended that the Handicap Index® be used to determine the divisions.

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Can competitions be played on different tees?

Yes, and it is encouraged.

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If a person did not put in his score, will the HNA system penalise that person in the same way as now?

Yes.

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