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Friday Open Singles


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Entry including a Mixed Grill costs €15 for Members & €20 for visitors.

During the winter months, New Ross Golf Club is running an Open Singles stableford competition each Friday.  The competitions, where possible will be run as qualifying for handicap purposes.  Placing is allowed on fairways only under a local rule (please see below).

Tee times can be booked as normal on the website.  After completing your round, please enter your scores into the computer and hand your card to a member of the restaurant staff to get your meal.


Local Rules for Qualifying Competitions during the Winter

Preferred Lies

A ball lying on a “closely mown area” through the green may be lifted without penalty and cleaned. Before lifting the ball, the player must mark its position. Having lifted the ball, he must place it on a spot within six inches of and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay, that is not in a hazard and not on a putting green.

A player may place his ball only once, and it is in play when it has been placed (Rule 20-4). If the ball fails to come to rest on the spot on which it was placed, Rule 20-3d applies. If the ball when placed comes to rest on the spot on which it is placed and it subsequently moves, there is no penalty, and the ball must be played as it lies, unless the provisions of any other Rule apply.

If the player fails to mark the position of the ball before lifting it or moves the ball in any other manner, such as rolling it with a club, the player incurs a penalty of one stroke.

Note: “Closely mown area” means any area of the course, including paths through the rough, cut to fairway height or less.

“Through the green” is the whole area of the course except:

a. The teeing ground (rectangular area two club lengths deep behind the tee markers) and putting green of the hole being played; and

b. All hazards on the course.

Embedded Ball

Through the green, a ball that is embedded in its own pitch mark in the ground may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.

Exception 1: A player may not take relief under this local rule if it embedded in sand in an area that is not closely mown.

Exception 2: A player may not take relief under this Local Rule if it is clearly unreasonable for him to make a stroke because of interference by anything other than the condition covered by this Local Rule.


Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes

*If a player incurs the general penalty for a breach of this Local Rule, no additional penalty under the Local Rule is applied.”


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