Hughie claims his maiden 10 hole Category One victory. Playing off a lowly 6 Hugie had a great 25 points beating Eamon on a count back.

A very popular winner in Category Two, John also shot a great 25 points for the ten holes.


Category 1.

Hughie O’Shaughnessy (6) 25 points

Eamon Bolger (11) 25 points

Category 2.

John Crowe (17) 25 points

Joe Colclough (14) 23 points


As we start the new golf season its the perfect time to refresh your duties when it comes to submitting the scorecard. Below is a link to the R&A and a little summary of how to fill in the scorecard.

Unlike many sports, it is the players and their designated markers who bear the responsibility for recording their scores in golf, but the burden isn’t too great as there are only a few key things to remember to avoid a costly golf scorecard Rules breach (Rule 6-6).

Recording the correct handicap on the card is solely your responsibility as the player.

If you fail to record your handicap, or play off a handicap higher than that to which you are entitled (and this affects the number of strokes received), you will be disqualified from the handicap element of a strokeplay competition, though your score will still stand in any concurrent scratch competition.

If you record too low a handicap on your card, your net score will stand based on that handicap.

At the end of the round, all you are signing for is your gross score on each hole.

You do not have to add your scores up, record your net score, or allocate Stableford points in a Stableford.

Most golfers do mark such things on their cards (and rightly so), but you cannot be penalised for getting the maths, the net score or the Stableford points wrong.

Should you sign for a gross score on a hole lower than that actually taken, unfortunately you will be disqualified.

Should you sign for a higher score on a hole than that taken, the higher score stands, but you will not be disqualified.

Contrary to what some believe, you do not need to initial mistakes or corrections on the scorecard.

The scorecard must be signed by you and your marker (or markers if another person has had to take over) and returned as soon as possible on completion of the round.

Sometimes, this will be to a recorders’ area, but often simply to a box in the clubhouse or changing room.

Once it has been returned, no alterations can then be made to the scorecard.

If one or both of the required signatures are missing, you will be disqualified under Rule 6-6b.

Returning the card “as soon as possible” doesn’t mean immediately, nor does it mean hours later. You might have a long trek to the area where it is to be returned if, for example, you have started on a tee some way from the clubhouse.

And even if computerised scoring is in operation, it is what is recorded on the physical scorecard that is all-important, rather than what might be input in error into a computer.

And if the scorecards are prepared for you, do make sure you swap before you mark and sign, or you’ll end up signing for the wrong scores a la Mark Roe in the 2003 Open at Royal St George’s.

It is always worth an extra dose of concentration to make sure everything is spot-on before signing and returning your card, especially in the excitement of a good round.