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Golf society in Zurich

Info for all who live around the Zurich area and love a round of golf, or even want to get started playing the game and are not sure how then check this out and join us as the season comes close

www.golf4fun.ch Golf4Fun society which organises multiple events for all levels of players. Check out this months newsletter at:
http://www.golf4fun.ch/content/newsl...April-2012.pdf

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Hi,my name is paul and i am the Head Professional at Schloss Goldenberg.
If you would like to organise any golfing events, please dont hesitate to contact me.
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What if you would like to play but don't have proof of handicap?
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Paul: thanks for that - I'm always looking for great value venues for tournaments and friendly rounds, I'll send you a PM

Mark: I'll send you a PM directly to answer that, but in general the answer is no - if you can't prove that you can play to a standard of HCP 36 or lower then not in Switzerland.
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Hi there,

I play off a 8 handicap and was wondering whether I would have any problems getting onto any of the courses around Zurich?

I have heard rumours that I have to take some sort of test? Do I really have to do this even if I have a certificate of handicap?

Also would anyone want a round?

Cheers,

Sam
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Re: Golf society in Zurich

As long as you have a current handicap certificate you do not need to take a test, unless you can play mid-week then your options for the weekend are limited as most courses you need to be a guest of a member to play at the weekend.

The exception to this are the migros courses at
Golf Park Holzhaeusern
Golf Park Moossee
Golf Park Otelfingen
Golf Camp Milandia
Golf Park Wädenswil
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Re: Golf society in Zurich

Apologies for hijacking this but I couldn't resist. I find it hilarious how bureaucratic golf is in Switzerland: tests, mandatory handicap limits and certifications. Almost like all the Swiss/German need for formality has been distilled and concentrated into this one sport.

At the same time, I can freely walk in the shooting range in Zurich Embrach on almost any Saturday and start blasting away clay pigeons in 5 minutes. All I need is a gun (which can be rented), shells (can be bought there) and pay for the trap machine usage (costs like a tenner for a round).

One would think that it would be the other way around...
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Hi there,

I play off a 8 handicap and was wondering whether I would have any problems getting onto any of the courses around Zurich?

I have heard rumours that I have to take some sort of test? Do I really have to do this even if I have a certificate of handicap?

Also would anyone want a round?

Cheers,

Sam
Hi Sam

In your case, providing you have an up to date HCP certificate as Markarina says, it will not be a problem. Even if its a little out of date, it won't prove much of an issue either. Feel free to contact me - info@golf4fun.ch as there are various options open to you and I can explain them to you easily once I get a better idea of your status "I play off a 8 handicap".

Different Golf Clubs have their own rules about whether they allow "guest" green fee players on the course at the weekend - some are completely private and don't allow "guests" any day of the week, some are more flexible and have different conditions - with 96 golf clubs in Switzerland there are lots of options still available.

We're (incl Markarina) heading to GAMS this Sunday for 18 holes if you fancy joining us - I've managed to get us a reduced green fee which is always good news - you can register over this link:

http://community.golf4fun.ch/friendly-round-gams-gc/

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Apologies for hijacking this but I couldn't resist. I find it hilarious how bureaucratic golf is in Switzerland: tests, mandatory handicap limits and certifications. Almost like all the Swiss/German need for formality has been distilled and concentrated into this one sport.

At the same time, I can freely walk in the shooting range in Zurich Embrach on almost any Saturday and start blasting away clay pigeons in 5 minutes. All I need is a gun (which can be rented), shells (can be bought there) and pay for the trap machine usage (costs like a tenner for a round).

One would think that it would be the other way around...
I did the Swiss fishing test and some of the things in that are based on protecting the environment, and although I haven't needed to do the test I am aware that some of the same concepts apply to golf. For example, there are Biotop areas into which entry is forbidden at all times so as to provide a natural habitat for wildlife likewise the clubs are restricted on how often they can cut the rough down.

Also with golf there are a number of rules relating to conduct on the course which, if followed, can reduce the amount of frustration that can occur on the course caused by slow play and players not repairing damage they do on the course.

It's a good idea in principal but in reality I haven't seen that much of a difference between this issues in the UK and Switzerland.
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