Aston Park, Queen's Head, Oswestry, Shropshire. SY11 4JJ.

016 9161 0535

For current course status please call the message line 01691 610535 option 2. Visitors and societies welcome & membership available.

Competition Guidelines and Amended Rules

Competition play will be reintroduced on 20th / 23rd June with some updated guidelines around the state of play


1 - Entry & fees will be managed via the BRS Competition Purse.  Full details can be found here.  Please ensure you add funds to your purse prior to entering the competition.  For the trial, 2's are included in the entry fee to completely avoid any cash handling.

2 - Arrival.  Please continue to follow club guidelines for play, especially in regards to social distancing.  Please only arrive a maximum of 20 minutes prior to your tee time.  There will be no 'official' sign in so please collect cards from outside the pro shop or to the front of the clubhouse. You can then advance to the putting green or practice net and spend 10 minutes warming up before proceeding to the tee.  On completion of play, please check your cards, return them into the boxes provided and then head back to your cars.


3 - All bunkers will be in play and model local rule 3E applied(preferred lies adopted). To summarise the ball can be lifted cleaned and placed within 6 inches within the bunker. The area cannot be smoothed before placing. All rakes have been removed from the course so please do your best to smooth the sand with a club or feet as you leave the bunker area.

4 - Ball is holed ONLY when part of the ball is below the level of the cup.  A ball which bounces out is NOT holed.  We have replaced the NHS cup inserts with smaller wooden plugs and it certainly appears that these have significantly reduced/eliminated bounce outs.

5 - Card Marking.  You should mark your own cards (see below example where Mike Edge is the player marking their own card and John Evans his designated Marker).

  1. Put your name & handicap against Player A and mark your own score in Gross Score A
  2. Put your nominated playing partners score in the markers column and add their name to Player C
  3. At the end of the round, verbally cross check the scores and ONLY sign your own card. 
  4. Cards to be placed in the boxes provided post round.
  5. Competition cards will then be left for a safe amount of time before being entered into the computer by one member of the committee.  
  6. PLEASE allow 72 hours for the competition results to be published

4 - These competitions will be qualifying events for handicap purposes

5 - Winnings will be deposited into the members shop accounts as previously.

Finally as we mentioned this is a trial to ascertain if Competitions can be run fairly for all competitors.  Upon completion of these 2 trial competitions, the Comps Committee will reconvene to discuss and put in place plans for the next phase of our Competition calendar.

Any feedback please forward to our Chairman Of Competitions - Mike Edge