What is the launch series?
TO CELEBRATE OUR OFFICIAL LAUNCH (AND THE START OF THE GOLF SEASON) WE’RE STAGING A SERIES OF EVENTS TO BRING COMMUNITY MEMBERS TOGETHER FOR SOME COMPETITIVE BUT INFORMAL GAMES OVER THE COMING WEEKS AND MONTHS.
THERE’LL BE QUALIFYING EVENTS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS OVER THE COURSE OF THE SERIES. ENTRANTS CAN COMPETE IN AS MANY EVENTS AS THEY WISH FROM A MINIMUM OF 2 WITH YOUR TWO BEST SCORES COUNTING TOWARDS THE FINAL CLASSIFICATION. THE PLAYERS WITH THE TOP 8 SCORES AT THE END OF THE SERIES WILL QUALIFY FOR THE FINAL.
IN CASE OF MULTIPLE PLAYERS OCCUPAYING THE 8TH POSITION IN THE LAUNCH SERIES TABLE AT THE END OF ALL THE EVENTS, THE PLAYER WHO FIRST SCORED THE POINTS WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE FREE FINAL.
IN CASE OF AN EVENT BEING SUSPENDED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS, THE SCORE ACCUMULATED BY THE PLAYERS UP TO THE POINT OF THE GAME SUSPENSION WILL BE USED TO CALCULATE THE PROJECTED SCORE OVER 18 HOLES.
WE’VE DRAFTED IN THE HELP OF OUR FRIENDS AT GOLF ESCAPES, WHO ARE KINDLY OFFERING A TRIP TO ROYAL OBIDOS RESORT IN PORTUGAL FOR THE WINNER OF THE FINAL EVENT.
Who can take part?
How much will it cost to enter each event?
ENTRY FEES TO EACH INDIVIDUAL EVENT WILL VARY – HOWEVER WE HAVE CHOSEN A WIDE RANGE OF VENUES TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS AND LOCATIONS. IN EACH CASE, WE WILL NEGOTIATE THE BEST POSSIBLE PRICE ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY. FEES FOR EVERY EVENT WILL BE COLLECTED 10 TO 20 DAYS IN ADVANCE TO THE EVENT TO SECURE THE BOOKING WITH A GOLF CLUB. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL YOUR BOOKING FOR EVENT RIGHT UP UNTIL IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY A GOLF CLUB. IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL A BOOKING YOU SHOULD CONTACT MYCIRCLEGOLF VIA THE CONTACT US PAGE CONTACT@MYCIRCLEGOLF.COM. IN THE EVENT THAT YOU CANCEL YOUR BOOKING BEFORE IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY A GOLF CLUB YOU SHALL BE REFUNDED IN FULL. PREMIUM MEMBERS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO DISCOUNTED RATES FOR EVERY EVENT.
HOW DO I BECOME A PREMIUM MEMBER?
BY PAYING THE £25 FEE VIA OUR WEBSITE YOU BECOME A PREMIUM MEMBER AND GET ACCESS TO DISCOUNTED RATES FOR ALL THE EVENTS OF OUR LAUNCH SERIES. THE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT WILL EXPIRE WITH THE END OF THE LAUNCH SERIES ON 23 SEPTEMBER 2017. YOU CAN CANCEL YOUR PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP UNTIL YOU JOIN THE FIRST EVENT OF THE LAUNCH SERIES.
Each individual qualifying event will attract a green fee.
Do I need to be a member of a club to enter?
No. My Circle Golf was built for all types of golfer so if you’re new, lapsed or indeed a member of a club you are most welcome to be part of the series!
Do I need an official handicap?
An official handicap is not an essential requirement.
In cases where the entrant does not have a handicap they should provide an indicative handicap (based on a previous handicap / golf experience / recent rounds). We retain the right to make handicap adjustments prior to, or on the day of events if we find the entrant to have made any false claims around their handicap.
What’s the format?
Each event will be 3/4 handicap stableford. So, your 2 highest stableford scores from the qualifying events will count towards the overall series standings.
How do I enter individual events?
Entry to individual events happens via the My Circle Golf app. We’ll notify you around 2 weeks prior to each event via email, after which you will receive an app invite to the event. If you can make it, simply accept, pay the entry fee and you’re good to go.
What can I expect at an event?
First and foremost, fun! All our events are very social occasions and a good chance for you to make new golfing friends and connections.
There’ll always be at least one My Circle Golf representative or ambassador in attendance, so we’ll get you paired up, out on the course and welcome you back once you’ve finished.
We’ll have a prize voucher or similar on offer for the winner too.
How can I track my progress?
A launch series leader board will be published on our website and we’ll provide some updates in the newsfeed section of the app too.
What happens if I qualify for the final?
You can look forward to an incredible day! If you make it into the top 8 qualifiers, we’ll send you an invite to the final at Woodhall Spa on September 23.
As you have qualified, there will be no entry fee to the event. You’ll just need to get yourself there, we’ll take care of the rest.
The same format (3/4 handicap stableford) will apply to the final, with the highest scorer on the day winning the grand prize of a trip to Royal Obidos resort in Portugal.
When is the deadline for entry to the series?
To make sure you give yourself the best chance of qualifying for the series final we recommend entering by Friday April 28. You will still be able to enter after this date, but you will have fewer opportunities to qualify for the final by doing so.