Explanation of Competitions

Roll-Ups: These are fun competitions run at the discretion of the organiser of the day and usually have an entry fee of €1 or €2.

Your annual membership fee to The Celts Club de Golf will cover the entry fee to all Medal, Crystal, Golf Prizes and Club Championship competitions, plus The Captains and Presidents Prize and Dinner Dance that night.

Federated Competitions. Handicap limit of 26 for Men and 30 for Women. Cards must be signed by marker and player and given in to the La Serena desk in the pro shop immediately after completion of your round. There will be no roll ups during federated competitions.

Crystal: Federated competition off the slope with prizes for 1st, 2nd., 3rd. in Galway Crystal. Stableford comp. No entry fee once annual membership is paid. Two categories – Cat. 1 is 0  to 14.4; Cat. 2 is 14.5 and above.

Medal: Stroke play federated competition off the slope with specially commissioned Celts silver medals in three categories, which are 0 to 9.4; 9.5 to 17.4; 17.5 and above. Cat. 1 and 2 players play off the white tees (men) and Blue tees (ladies). Cat. 3 players play Stroke play comp. off the yellow tees (men) and red tees ( ladies). No entry fee once membership is paid. From November 2018, we will have a Medal Competition in which the medal winners for the previous 12 months (November to October the following year )will compete for a Gold Medal which is being sponsored by our 2018 Captain, Terry Fitzgerald, for four consecutive years up to 2021 inc.The winner in 2018 was Pavla Serakova and 2019 was Tony Head.The gold medal will begin again in July 2021 and run for following 12 months.
Fed Comp for golf prizes on other weekends when enough members play and prizes are in 2 categories 14.4 and under and 14.5 and over. No entry fee once membership is paid.

Celts Club Championship: Federated Competition open to members and guests with prizes of 1st., 2nd., and 3rd. overall and 1st., 2nd., and 3rd., in three categories for members. Also Gross and 6 nearest the pins, along with guest prize. No Entry fee and a drink and bap for members is supplied by The Celts Club de Golf. Celts members who are not La Serena members entry fee €35 inc. drink and bap. Guests €45 entry fee inc. drink and bap. Non-federation guests must pay €3 ins.

All outstanding prizes for crystal, medal, golf prizes and club championships are presented after the last card is returned on Club Championship day. Prizewinners are expected to attend, but if unable must nominate a member to collect their prize on the day. Prizes that are not collected go back into the pot. Novelty prizes such as nearest the pin or long drive will be put up for draw on the cards if not collected in person on the day.50% of the draw prizes will be drawn between members wearing their Celts polo shirts.

There are 10 Club Championship events and points are allocated to the top 25 players on each day with 25 points going to the player in first place and 1 point to the player in 25th. place. The Champion at the end of the year is the player with most points from 7 events. The 2019 winner was Terry Fitzgerald. Again 2020 Club Championship is deferred until 2021 and will run from May 2021 until April 2022.

All federated competitions are subject to scores being returned to the federation and handicaps are adjusted upwards and downwards depending on the score.

We have three Majors during the year:- The Captains Prize usually in May/June; The Presidents Prize in October and Hamper in December. Captains and Presidents prize competitions are played off the white tees for men and blue tees for ladies. The presentation of prizes for these events takes place at a Dinner that night. To qualify as a winner of either Major, you must attend the presentation in person.

We also have a free day at La Serena for members which besides lunch and dinner involves fun golf of sorts and is limited to numbers. Members who qualify are invited by The President and The Captain. This is usually a charity day to raise funds for a nominated charity. This event raised €800 for Cancer, Torrevieja in 2018, and €1222 in 2019 which was donated to Stroke Foundation, Pilar. 2020 fund of €1000 was donated to Niki for child with Mitochondrial Disease.In 2021 we raised €1600 and it was given to Help at Home and to Finca de Castellans both worthwhile charities.

By visiting RESULTS on our site you can see the prizewinners for all competitions for 2020.

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