Why choose a Golf Australia handicap?
A Golf Australia handicap is the most recognised in Australia.
How do I obtain an official GA handicap?
To obtain a GA handicap you must submit three 18 hole stroke cards which must be marked and signed by a member already with Golflink or a PGN member. Once you have forwarded your 3 cards to our staff you will then be allocated your official handicap.
Which events can I play in with a GA handicap?
You are elligible to play in all PGN events which are displayed on our events calendar on our website. These include fifteen weekly comps and a monthly challenge series as well as some special events. You are also eligible to play in GA sanctioned events such as the state amatuer and many private club events such as Summer cups etc as well as ambrose events such as the Holden Scramble. You will need to check with individual courses on the eligibilty to enter certain events.
Do I need to play in an official competition to get my handicap updated?
Yes. At this stage you must play in an official competition to get your handicap updated. Golf Australia is currently in discussions about this aspect of handicapping so stay tuned for more info.
How are the PGN events run?
For normal club comp days you book your own tee time. Arrive 20 mins before tee off. You will see a PGN representative who will assist you with any questions and help to join you with other players. You then pay your green fee to the Pro-shop and a $7 comp fee to PGN which will go towards prizes for the day. After your round return to the Pro-shop and place your scorecard in the box provided. All results will be posted to the website by 9pm that evening and your handicap will be adjusted accordingly.
I am a single player and don’t have a regular group to play with?
PGN is designed for single and group players. If you are a single simply book in at your preffered tee time and either others will join you or you will be matched to an existing group.
How can I check my handicap?
Simply go to www.golflink.com.au type in your GolfLink number and your current handicap will be displayed or click the tab on our website.
On course policies
Speed of Play
To ensure that all players are able to complete their rounds we need to set a maximum time of 4 hours and 15 minutes for each round. This should be ample time for a group of four players to complete the course and equates to just under 15 minutes per hole. It is the responsibility of the player with the lowest handicap in the playing group to make sure you are running on time.
It is imperative that Perth Golf Network Members do not break the Golf Course rules with regard to where the carts can go. Carts should remain within the marked cart areas and should NOT be driven onto tee boxes, through deep rough, or close to the greens under any circumstance. As a new club it is vital that our reputation as a playing group remain positive. Any one breaking the rules may risk being banned from playing on the golf course as per the course rules.
Hitting up on the Group in front
Please ensure that players in the group in front are out of reach before playing your shot.
Rules and Ettiquette
We will gradually try to educate our new members on rules and ettiquette by posting a weekly update at the top of our results page after each event.
Competitions & Scoring
Please ensure that your scorecard includes the following information:
- Player and Partner’s full name and handicap
- The competition date
- Both players signatures at the end of the round
- Your results posted in the box on the top right hand side of the scorecard
Upon completion please put your scorecard in the “Entry Fees & Scorecards” box provided in the pro-shop.
An “Entry Fee & Scorecards” box is situated in the pro-shop at each golf course. On top of the box we have provided envelopes and pencils. Each player in the competition should put their $7 entry fee into an envelope, print their name and the last 3 digits of your golflink # clearly on the front and place it in the box. This entry fee goes towards prizes for the day in the form of vouchers. You can collect any winnings the following week which can be spent on Pro-shop purchases (not including green fees) at the course from which you won the voucher. Vouchers expire 1 month beyond the end of each season. Players who fail to enter their entry fee will be ineligible for the weekly competition prizes. Such players will still have their handicaps adjusted and their results added to the order of merit.
Competitions are held on Mondays at Gosnells and Joondalup, Tuesdays at The Vines and Marri Park, Wednesdays at Wembley and Secret Harbour, Thursdays at Glen Iris and Maylands, Fridays at Kwinana and Hartfield, Saturdays at Maylands and Secret Harbour and Sundays at The Vines, Mandurah CC and Sea View. In the event of a public holiday the competition will be cancelled. Perth Golf Network plays three different forms of competition stroke, stableford and par. To learn how to score these different formats click http://www.perthgolfnetwork.com.au/general-information/competitions-how-they-are-played/.
The results of every scorecard will be used to calculate an official handicap for each player (all scorecards must be handed in upon completion of play). Players will need to submit 3 scorecards to receive a handicap. Men’s maximum handicap is 36, womens is 45.
All PGN events will be played from the most back tee markers that are out on the day
Prizes & Results
Due to the wide spread in available tee times there is no daily prize ceremony. All results are posted on the Perth Golf Network website on the night of the competition. You can claim prizes in the form of a pro shop voucher the same day of next week. The vouchers can be used in the pro-shop (excluding green fees) at which ever course you won it from.
Club Championships are held in October and November and are based over two rounds of stroke play. You can enter two rounds anytime in the two months. You just need to stipulate before your round that it is the club champ round. Club Champions will be awarded for Overall Gross and Overall Net results and will be awarded for A, B, C and D Grades.
Order of Merit
The Order of Merit is a points system that rewards consistency and improvement throughout the year. Points are allocated based on your best round for the month (only your first five rounds for the month are counted). All results are updated at the beginning of the following month and the winner will receive the prestigious “Blue Jacket” at the end of year presentations.
A Pennants Series is run throughout July against the Miners Golf Club. This Series is open to all members and gives an opportunity to play match play in a competitive format.
Long Drive Competition
This competition is run in February at the new Wembley driving range. On a hot summers evening we hire the function room upstairs which overlooks the driving range and the city and with the help of a computerized tracker we will find out who is the longest hitter in the club.
Fees are $249 per year to join the Perth Golf Network . Membership is valid for 12 months from date of joining.