Ludlow GC | The Men’s Section

The Men’s Membership Section is very successful and is continuously growing, mainly due to the excellent all-year round condition of the course along with the busy diary of competitions (see Men’s section competition rules below)  and welcoming, friendly atmosphere among the current members. Whether you’re a golfer looking to further your game or simply play and get involved in the section, you will enjoy your time here at Ludlow Golf Club

With a season full of weekend and midweek competitions, friendly and scratch matches there is plenty of competitive and social golf available to play and get involved in.

There is also a weekly ‘Roll Up’ amongst the members played every Wednesday in a relaxed friendly format. This nine hole stableford competition is run throughout the summer months on a Wednesday evening, as well ad hoc competitions when the calendar allows.

Although playing golf on a quality course is the main reason golfers choose to have their membership with us, there are also an array of social events, such as a quizes, race nights and themed events which give added value and enjoyment to being a member here.

Other benefits of membership include a loyalty card, offering reduced prices on drinks for use in the clubhouse,
There are also several friendlies and ‘away’ days throughout the year, whereby some of the members get together and play different courses in the surrounding area. One of the great things about the Men’s section is the friendly and relaxed atmosphere both on the golf course and in the clubhouse, which means you can be sure that you will enjoy being member.
The club has a full calendar of knockout competitions, usually starting in March and played throughout the season. Additionally we run Medal and Stableford competitions on two weekends a month. Alongside the blue ribbon event, the Club Championship played over 36 holes on consecutive days. All full members are encouraged to enter all matches whatever their handicap and there is usually a good spread of prize money across the range of golfing ability.


Social Golf

The club hosts several open competitions, open to all (with current handicap), irrespective of which club they belong to. Attracting players from all over the region, with many different formats to suit all levels of player. Find out more…

Weekend of Golf
Every year we host a weekend of golf. Three days of golf enjoyed with the course in its best summer clothing. Always well attended and great fun, a must for the calendar. There is also an annual Men’s invitation where you are encouraged to bring along golfing friends to enjoy our hospitality.

There are numerous opportunities throughout the year to play friendlies with other clubs in the region. Some are quite long standing, all are competitive, best most all – they are fun ways to meet like minded golfers play golf and relax for the cost of a lunch or evening meal.


Competition Attendance

If having entered a competition you find that you cannot play for any reason, please let the Club know (through the pro shop) as soon as possible in advance, ideally before the closing date on the competition entry sheet.  Please do more than just letting your playing partner(s) know. Letting the Club know enables entries to be rearranged and empty slots to be filled if necessary.

Clearly, the Club will be sympathetic to late emergencies or illnesses if you find you cannot play.

Unless a competition is cancelled (in advance or during a competition) all entrants are expected to be prepared to play irrespective of weather conditions.



Playing in a Competition

All competitors will be expected to comply with the Rules of Golf, including Section 1 Etiquette: Behaviour on the Course. Rules of Golf penalties will apply.

A player must not ride on a buggy or any form on transportation during a competition (including Mixed competition) without prior authorisation by the Committee on medical, health, mobility or other exceptional grounds.

A player must not be accompanied by a dog or other animal during a competition (including Mixed competition) even if the dog or other animal is held on a lead.

Please avoid slow play and play at a good pace. It is the group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front. If the group behind are being delayed (irrespective of the numbers in that group) invite them through. Be ready to play as soon as it is your turn. Leave bags or carts in a position that will allow quick movement off the green and towards the next tee.

Please repair pitch marks, replace divots, and rake bunkers.

Please do all you can to complete your round fully, unless there are exceptional reasons for leaving the course (e.g. emergency/illness/injury). It is against the spirit of the competition not to complete your round and can be unfair to your playing partner(s).

For individual competitions, playing groups shall be a maximum of 3 balls within the allocated tee times on the entry sheet.

The player/team is responsible for accurately recording the following information on the scorecard:

– Name of player/s

– Current handicap/s

– Name and date of competition

– Tee off time

– Tee used

All players in individual and pairs competitions (except match play knock out competitions) must have their card marked by another individual or pair also playing in the competition. Scorecards must be exchanged on the first tee prior to any ball being played.

The player/team is responsible for ensuring that the correct score for each hole is shown on the player’s/team’s scorecard being marked and also for recording their own score for each hole in the marker’s column.

Scorecards must be checked and signed both by the marker and the player prior to leaving the course.  Scores must be entered onto the computer and signed scorecards placed in the competition box.  Player failure to sign/return a scorecard will result in disqualification. All cards must be returned so that the player’s score can be checked against the marker’s score.

You cannot play in 2 competitions at the same time e.g. Stableford/Medal and Match Play.  They are separate events played under different formats; to play both at the same time diminishes the value and standing of each competition. Results will be null and void if this occurs.



The results of a competition will be published on the Club notice board and through the Club 2000 computerised system via the How-Did-I-Do website.

The Competition purse will be allocated as prize money in credit on your account in the Pro Shop for placings in competitions, the exact amounts to be at the discretion of the Men’s Competition Secretary, taking into account numbers of entries and entry fees received.