Frequently Asked Questions
at Ulverston Golf Club
|Frequently Asked Questions|
|How do I obtain a handicap?
A full explanation of the process is available HERE
|How do I put in 'supplementary scores'||
Supplementary scores are 'social golf' scores that are used to adjust your handicap i.e. extra scores that affect your handicap that are not played in an official competition.
It is good practice to return regular 'qualifying scores' either in competitions or as supplementary scores to ensure your handicap reflects your true, current playing ability.
A full explanation of the rules surrounding supplementary scores is available HERE
|How do I check if there are any tee reservations on a particular day?||
You can view booked tee times via the BRS system.
|How do I access the BRS system?||
You can access the BRS system via the 'Book Online' option at the top right of the club website. You will need to register the first time you access the system using the BRS User Id issued to you with your joining instructions - ask at the office if you can't find your number.
Once registered, you can view the daily timesheet to see when the tee is reserved.
We recommend you download the user-friendly BRS app if you have a smartphone.
|How do I book into a club competition?||
Competition booking is done via the BRS system. Once you are registered on BRS (see above) you will see a list of upcoming competitions. Those open for booking are coloured green. Simply click on the competition and select your tee time.
|Can I book a tee time for casual golf?||
You can't book a tee time for casual golf at the moment. The club currently runs a 'turn up and play' policy for casual golf.
|Can I invite guests to play?||
Yes, you are encouraged to bring guests to play. Guests of members pay a significantly reduced green fee rate.
If you wish to book a tee time for your guest(s) and yourself, you can do this via the pro shop.
|What are the main things I need to know about 'golf etiquette'?||
Please ALWAYS follow these simple rules:
|What are the different formats of competition play?||
The basic forms of scoring in golf are Stroke Play and Match Play but there are many variations of these such as stableford, bogey/par, foursomes, greensomes, fourballs, texas scramble, etc.
A full explanation of competition formats is available HERE
|Can I start at the 10th hole if the 1st tee is busy?||
Yes, but only if the 9th hole is completely clear of other golfers.
|How do I buy tokens for the driving range?||
Members can obtain contactless cards for the ball machine and load them with credits at the bar.
|I believe I can get reduced green fees / free golf at other courses, is this correct?||
As a playing member at Ulverston, you receive a free Cumbria County Card which entitles you to half price golf at all courses in Cumbria. Certain restrictions may be in place so call in advance to book tee times.
Also, Ulverston is a member of the 1895 club. You are entitled to courtesy of the course at other clubs in the 1895 club, but must contact the club you intend to visit in advance as certain restrictions may be in place. You will also need a letter of introduction from our Club Manager-Secretary which you can arrange via the office. Further information can be found HERE.Finally, we have a number of reciprocal deals with other golf clubs offering reduced green fees. A list of participating clubs is available on the 'Mixed Golf' noticeboard which is located just off the foyer on the way into the men’s locker room.
|How do I access the Members' Hub?||
Click on the 'Members' Hub' option at the top right of the club website.
You will then be asked to sign in with your HOWDIDIDO email and password. If you are not already registered on HOWDIDIDO you will need to register using the same email address you gave to the club as your contact address.
Once you have signed in you will be able to see club news, competition results, handicap information, your bar card balance and transactions, club documents and club diary.
The Members' Hub is also available via an app that you can download to your phone or tablet – search for &'ClubV1 Members Hub' in the App Store.
|Is there a dress code for the course and clubhouse?||
You can find the dress code rules in the Club Rules document given to you in your starter pack, but in summary, dress code in the clubhouse is quite relaxed, we simply ask that you dress in clean, neat, smart casual clothing and footwear.
On the course we ask that you wear normal golf wear of the type available from the Professional’s shop or similar outlets.
|What is the club's policy on the use of mobile phones?||
Mobiles should be used discreetly around the clubhouse by making and receiving calls away from other members.
They should be kept on silent whilst out on the golf course unless required for emergency reasons.
|What are the opening hours for bar & catering?||
Current bar and catering hours can be found HERE
|Why have I been given a bar card?||
One of the many benefits of membership is that members receive a 15% discount on food and drink when they pay using their bar card.