There is some important information on handicapping and the requirements for competitors here Please can all secretaries make themselves familiar with these new rules. This information has been added to the 'Rules' section on the website.
I have also included the current CONGU guidance on the Unified Handicapping System (click on image), this guidance will be particularly useful to secretaries when reviewing and amending handicaps. I will send all secretaries an easy to follow guide that will enable you to create a Competition Scratch Score for each event.
I am extremely proud to be the Chairman of the Firesport UK Golf Section which is one of the most active sports sections within the UK fire and rescue sector. Providing all the core ingredients for optimum physical, mental health and wellbeing, golf brings people together and can help combat stress. Our national committee supported by regional secretaries organise, promote and host a series of national competitions on a year on year basis which always provide a tough test for golfers from across the country and from all handicap categories. These events would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors who generously support and participate in each national event, providing the opportunity to meet and socialise with fire and rescue service staff from across the UK. On behalf of the committee and all competitors I thank our sponsors for their generosity and continued commitment which is gratefully appreciated. I also wish to thank our competitors who compete at our national events representing their respective fire and rescue services. It is due to your commitment we are able to facilitate excellent events at wonderful golfing venues across the UK. Our website provides details of all national events and whatever your golfing ability I encourage you to seek the honour of representing your fire and rescue service or country at one of our national golfing events, where you will find the golf challenging with a welcome and camaraderie that will leave lasting fond memories and a desire to return to meet colleagues and sponsors at future events.”
Paul Walker Chairman Firesport UK Golf Section CFO Cornwall Fire, Rescue & Community Safety Service