Lancashire Union Of Golf Clubs Board Vacancies

Message from Phil Harvey County Secretary

There are currently vacancies on the board of the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs Ltd and we are inviting applications, supported by the applicants home club, from individuals who may be interested in becoming involved with the County and who have suitable experience and skills. Attached is a role description to help highlight the commitment and various roles that board members undertake. Lancashire is a very successful County both in elite performance and increasing participation, as well as the many club support functions we undertake. England Golf recognised our work in naming Lancashire the "County of the Year" at their 2017 annual awards. To maintain this position requires a high level of commitment from our board and it is important to ensure we have both support and a line of succession for the current volunteers in their many roles.

The following are particular skills and experience which would be an advantage to add to the current board.

Finance & Accountancy
Marketing & Business Development
Event Management
Internet / Web Development
Land Survey
Sports Development & Coaching

This does not exclude someone without these specific skills, they are simply a useful addition. Each candidate would be assessed on their particular attributes and commitment to the work we do.

See links below for the Role Description and application form.

LUGC Role Description

please click here

LUGC Application form

please click here

County Championships 2017

Entries now being accepted.

Please click on this link for a list of County Championship events 2017.

County Card Scheme 2017

If you had a 2016 County Card it will be renewed and issued automatically.

Please click here for the link to Lancashire Union Of Golf Clubs County Card Scheme.

Golf Development Newsletter April 2017

Please click here.

Course Rating Guidance re Standard Scratch Scoring

Please see the under mentioned report from LUGC County Secretary.

We receive regular enquiries from clubs regarding Standard Scratch Score (SSS) and requests that they want to explore ways of changing their SSS rating. Usually this is to try and move it upwards, but not always.

Our Chairman of Course Rating & SSS, Mike Lay, has produced a briefing document (click here) and may help to inform the debate and assist those involved in such discussions within clubs.

I would add to Mike’s comments that it would be useful to try and educate members that their handicaps and the handicap system is based not on the Par of the course, but on the SSS of the course (adjusted to CSS in Qualifying Competitions), which is a relative measure of course difficulty. Too often members become frustrated that they may have broken Par but do not have their handicaps reduced as they have not beaten CSS. In handicap terms Par is largely irrelevant and it should be the CSS that players measure themselves against in competition or SSS in non-competitive play.

An example of this is that we have a course in Lancashire which measures 6060 yards and is a Par 72, whilst we have another which is 7005 yards and is also a Par 72. More than half a mile longer but with the same Par.
The first course has an SSS of 69, whereas the second one has an SSS of 75. Understanding that a players handicap is measured against SSS rather than Par might alleviate some of the pressure club committees feel to bring the two numbers closer together, which will usually result in making the course harder for existing members and may not ultimately be in their best interests.

As always we are happy to answer any questions.


Phil Harvey
County Secretary
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