The Grove 2024

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Date 26/08/2024 - PREMIUM
Course Championship
LocationPost Code: Championship - WD3 4TG >

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Region: Hertfordshire
Format
  • Better Ball Pairs Stableford.
  • WHS Handicap Index 85% Allowance.
  • Handicap Limit - 28 ladies. 24 men. Any index can enter, but the maximum playing handicap will be set to 28/24.
Participation
  • Main WHS Leaderboard: Official WHS Handicap Index - 6 Formal Cards in 12 months required to be eligible for Prizes
  • Golfshake Leaderboard: Golfshake Handicap
  • Gross Leaderboard: No Handicap Needed - Straight Shootout - All Welcome!
  • Special Leaderboards: Paid competitions such as Twos - Par 3 Competition
Prizes
Per Event
1st - 6th
  • Approx £2,000 Prizes
  • Daily and Overall
  • WHS - Gross - Golfshake
  • Minimum Top 6 Pairs
  • NTP on all Par 3
  • M and F Longest Drive
  • Free Mizuno Bag for any HIO
Value
Per Event
  • Free Sleeve of Mizuno Balls Each Player
  • Golf Genius Live Scoring
  • Professionally Hosted
  • Extra Side Comps - Pay to Play
  • Charity Hole inc £10k Value HIO Prize - Donate to Play - Win an Extra Sleeve of Balls
  • OOM Points for 2025 Finals Day Qualification
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The Grove gained immediate recognition and acclaim for its exceptional design and pristine playing conditionsThe Grove gained immediate recognition and acclaim for its exceptional design and pristine playing conditions

The Grove has also been a popular venue for corporate and charity golf days, as well as a sought-after destination for golf enthusiasts looking to enjoy a luxurious golfing experience. The Grove Championship course was designed by the renowned golf course architect, Kyle Phillips, and opened for play in 2003. The course is set within 300 acres of lush parkland and features a stunning landscape with mature trees, lakes, and strategically placed bunkers, offering a challenging yet enjoyable experience for golfers of all levels.

Can you get to the Grand Final?

Join one of our pairs events for a chance to win prizes and Order of Merit Points to Qualify for our end of season grand final! This is a premium event which means you'll get extra order of merit points for competing as well as the following benefits. Golf Genius Live Scoring
Professionally Hosted
Approx £2k Prizes
NTP on all Par 3
M and F Longest Drive
Sleeve of Balls Per Person
Free Mizuno Bag for any HIO
Charity Hole inc £10k Value HIO Prize - Donate to Play
Extra Side Comps - Pay to Play
Enhanced Order of merit points - 120 Points for Competing - 100-5 Points for Top 20 Placed Pairs. Order of Merit Points are added to the individuals in the pair rather than the pair itself. To be eligible to win prizes on the main leaderboard competitors must meet the following requirements: Have played 6 formal competition rounds such as club medals or our Mizuno Singles Tour Events in the 12 months leading up to an event. Grand Final Place up for Grabs! At all our Pairs events - you are competing for Order of Merit Points - where winners of various categories are invited to join us in early 2025 for a stay and play trip to crown the overall 2024 tour champions. There will be eight Order of Merit Leaderboards operating in 2024 - giving you all a whole load of chances to qualify. Leaderboard 1 - Best Three Scores Count - 5 Pairs
Leaderboard 2 - Best Six Scores Count - 5 Pairs
Leaderboard 3 - Best Overall Scores Count - 5 Pairs
Leaderboard 4 - Best Three Gross Scores Count - 5 Pairs
Leaderboard 5 - Best Six Gross Scores Count - 5 Pairs
Leaderboard 6 - Played most events - 5 Pairs
Leaderboard 7 - Booked most places at events - 5 Pairs
Leaderboard 8 - Wildcards - 5 Pairs
2025 Final Our 2024 Final to decide the winner of the 2023 season is being held at the fabulous Forest of Arden resort - for a 2 round final with a stay included for 80 golfers. 2025 Final will be somewhere very similar - we will see how 2024 goes before we decide on the final venue - but watch this space!

CUSTOMERS TESTIMONIALS

 

Great opportunity to play a world renowned course at a reasonable price. Well organised day with decent prizes. Will look at doing more events in the future.



By Ross

 

I have played in a couple of these now and everything they do is well organised, the communication is always brilliant and the staff polite and courteous. I have always been made to feel like a valued customer and could not recommend their events highly enough.

By Bruce

 

Great day and even better course, loved it, well run, good company, a chance to play top quality courses in a comp at good rates, hallamshire thankyou great course fast greens and a very scenic track


By Chris
Frequently Asked Questions are listed below. However if you can't find the answer to your question PLEASE CLICK HERE for a full break down. If you still can't find what you are looking for please or need more information you can call us on 01386 291000 or email orders@golfpairs.com

  • All our events are better ball stableford competitions played off 85% handicap. This means each golfer plays their own ball, and the better score from the two on each hole counts towards the team’s total.

  • We have WHS access and check all handicaps of winning players. We ask all golfers to take photo ID with them on the day so we can link name and photo. Any exceedingly good scores, we will carry out a full investigation including contacting home clubs directly to check on the status of handicaps. For full details our exceptional score policy click here.

  • We have in place mandatory pick up when not scoring and penalties given for not keeping up with the group in front. We have marshalls on the course and a starter managing the first tee, but we rely on every golfer to act responsibly and be ready to play.

  • No, you don't. The Golf Pairs Club Membership is for additional perks. It's not required to play in this event.

  • We require for 2024 all prize winners to have played 6 formal competition rounds in the 12 months prior to the event day. 'A formal competition (used to be known as Handicap Qualifiers) is managed and administered by an "Authorised Association" (either a golf club or other organisation which is licensed by one of the golf unions to run formal competitions). These scores are submitted to the central WHS database by the AA in question, rather than by the individual. A General Play round (formerly supplementary score) counts when calculating handicap index, but are not competition rounds, since they are not administered by an Authorised Association.' The full details can be found in the CONGU handbook below.
    https://www.congu.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/WHSDocs/Handicapping-Advice.pdf

  • All our events are run in line with the new World Handicapping System. To qualify for prizes, competitors must have a WHS handicap index which will be used to determine playing handicap for the competition.
    Further information can be found here

  • An individual is only eligible to win 1 main prize a year from winning events. Should you win a second event you will be switched with whoever finishes in second place and they will take the first place prize. Vouchers for winning events are non-transferable, non-refundable and can only be used by the winners. What happens if we win an event and qualify via the order of merit leaderboard? Should you win an event and qualify via order of merit, you will then be able to either transfer one pair to recipients of your choice or attend for a second time. An individual is only eligible to win 1 order of merit prize.

  • In 2024 we are introducing the opportunity to select your tee at the time of booking. Simply select your tee time for the drop down menu on the booking page.

  • We have standard options including debit, credit and AMEX cards. Bank transfer, Paypal and Apple/Google pay.

    Flexi Pay
    For the 2024 season we're giving all new and existing customers the option of spreading payments out.
    You can secure your booking by paying £50 per person per event and then pay the rest off flexibly at no extra charge. We require the balance to be cleared 60 days before the event starts.

    In order to do this simply select the Bank Deposit option and make the required payment, which is £50 per person per event through your normal bank account - using our bank details on https://golfpairs.com/pay

    If you have any questions, contact orders@golfpairs.com who can assist you.

  • All golfers of any ability with any handicap are welcome to play in our events. In order to win prizes in the WHS bracket there is a handicap limit of 28 for ladies and 24 for men. We allow higher handicaps to enter but to be eligible for prizes you must play off the index 24(m) 28(l)

  • Yes up to four weeks before a competition you can pay a deposit of £50 per person to secure your place. This can be done by going through the checkout as normal and on the final page selecting Bank Deposit. Once you have selected bank deposit and reserved your place, please then follow the instructions that are presented to you. This will involve you contacting your bank either via online banking, telephone or branch and setting us up as a payee. Bank details are always here https://golfpairs.com/pay if you lose the confirmation email. Use your order number as reference.

  • Ladies, and mixed pairs can definitely participate, as we are an inclusive tour that welcomes all participants. For safety purposes juniors must be 14+ and have an official handicap and be accompanied by an adult. Regarding courtesy shots, we make all necessary adjustments based on the course rating and par of the course being played. So if a red tee has a higher course rating v par than a white tee, those playing from red tees would have handicaps adjusted accordingly.

  • Unless clearly stated in the event page It's not something we generally offer. Based on demand we are working with our clubs to potentially offer this in the future.

  • Yes you can - we welcome single golfer and we will pair you up. We had runners up in 2020 single golfers at an event who had never met! Just join up and you never know if you can't persuade a partner. In our 2021 events we had two singles paired up on the day win one of our events.

  • ‘Yes we accept a Handicap Index through the iGolf platform across our competitions.’

  • All are welcome to participate, handicap or not. However in order to win main prizes both you and your partner must have official CONGU handicaps. Although not official WHS handicaps we accept Golf Shake Handicaps. If you have a Golfshake Handicap (free) you can participate in all side competitions but you will not be able to play for the placed prizes. Should we have enough Golfshake Handicap participants you will also have a separate leaderboard and prizes will also be available.

  • We make all necessary adjustments based on the course rating. So if a red tee has a higher course rating than a white tee those playing from red tees will have handicaps adjusted accordingly in line with WHS rules on handicapping.

  • Professionals can play in our competitions. To be fair to plus amateurs, they must play from the lowest of scratch, their handicap before turning pro, or the lowest handicap in the field, whichever is lowest.

  • Although we are recognised as an Authorized Association by the golf unions of England, Wales and Scotland - and we are using Golf Genius which is a licensed system of all three - we cannot submit better ball scores to the database at the present time - so our events do NOT count as formal competitions. As soon as the unions work out how to deal with better ball scores, we will be submitting them to the database.

  • Launched by England Golf in July 2021, iGolf provides non-club members with access to obtain an official WHS Handicap Index. For just £40 a year, it also gives you the ability to track your performances, measure your progress and message your friends and likeminded golfers, all through the MyEG app. Because it also provides an equitable way of playing the game for those who aren’t club members, it means all iGolf subscribers can enter Golf Pairs events and compete too. To find out more about iGolf, click here.

  • We require for 2024 all prize winners to have played 6 formal competition rounds in the 12 months prior to the event day. A formal competition (used to be known as Handicap Qualifiers) is managed and administered by an "Authorized Association" (either a golf club or other organization which is licensed by one of the golf unions to run formal competitions). These scores are submitted to the central WHS database by the AA in question, rather than by the individual.

    A General Play round (formerly supplementary score) counts when calculating handicap index, but are not competition rounds, since they are not administered by an Authorized Association.

    The full details can be found in the CONGU handbook below.
    https://www.congu.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/WHSDocs/Handicapping-Advice.pdf

  • Although we are recognised as an Authorized Association by the golf unions of England, Wales and Scotland - and we are using Golf Genius which is a licensed system of all three - we cannot submit better ball scores to the database at the present time - so our events do NOT count as formal competitions.
    As soon as the unions work out how to deal with better ball scores, we will be submitting them to the database.

  • Yes you can give us a call on 01386 291000 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.
    Alternatively you can email us on orders@golfpairs.com

  • Yes you can. If you book as a group we will assume you wish to play together unless you tell us you wish to play consecutively. If you have booked separately you must tell us in the registration form.

  • Yes you can give us a call on 01386 291000 Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm alternatively you can email us on orders@golfpairs.com

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