Europe’s largest golfing community, HowDidiDo, has joined forces with leading magazine Golf Monthly to offer golfers who play regularly in medal competitions the chance to compete in a ‘virtual’ competition which runs from August 1 to October 31, 2011.
The competition is open to anybody whose handicap is listed at HowDidiDo and is aimed at the thousands of regular golfers in the UK&I who compete in medal competitions and enjoy benchmarking their game against friends and fellow golfers.
Scoring for the order of merit will be based upon the results issued by the golf club to HowDidiDo for qualifying competitions. There is no need to play additional rounds to participate and club officials are not required to do anything other than input the scores as they would normally.
HowDidiDo’s managing director, Barry Dyett, explained: “A player’s scores are collated from each medal competition they play in at their own course between August 1 and October 31. And the final positions will be determined by the best three qualifying scores recorded during that period.
“Scores are worked out on best net differential – the score relative to CSS – to ensure a level playing field regardless of the difficulty of the individual courses. We wish everybody well in their endeavours.”
There will be three divisions for men and two for ladies, determined by handicap. Each divisional winner receives a pair of FootJoy MyJoys, plus there are additional prizes for the overall winners, the under-16 winner and the most improved player, including Titleist Pro V1 balls, Titleist StaDry waterproof stand bags and PowaKaddy Touch electric trolleys.
HowDidiDo contains the results of more than 21 million rounds along with the handicaps and scores of in excess of 1.1m golfers. Standard membership is free and the plethora of statistics available allows any golfer to analyse and compare performance with other players at their own club or across the network.
The service is also available free to any golf club – and consequently its members – which uses the market-leading CLUB2000 software from Club Systems International which is in place at 1,500 UK clubs.
HowDidiDo for the competition at www.howdidido.com