March 2022 Update #2

We will continue to update this post until the end of the month. Please visit this page until the April update is posted…


From Saturday 19th March 2022 the bunkers will be back in play for all Competitions.

As the Golf Centre will be preparing the green’s for summer next week, the following competitions will be played between now and the end of the month.

Saturday 19th March

Nine-hole sweep played over courses 2A & 2B from the Winter Tee Boxes.
Course Conditions: Lift, Clean and Place in the General Area [through the Green]

For all other competitions see 2022 Competitions Week One

Inter Club Competitions

The draws for the 2022 Inter Club competitions have been published – click to view.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Greenacres (Men’s) Golf Club will be held on Wednesday 23rd March 2022 at 7:00 pm in the Golf Centre. Full details can be found on our AGM Page.

2022 / 2023 Membership

Due to a change in the Golf Ireland billing process, the deadline for the 2022 / 2023 Membership to be paid will be 30th March 2022.  Membership forms are available in the members room or can be downloaded from the Membership Page.

Saturday Tee Times

The Golf Centre have informed us the course will NOT be ready in time for the first group to tee off at 6:30 from the start of the 2022 season. Which means the first tee time will be 6:45.

From 2023 they would like to bring the Saturday competitions in line with the rest of the week, with the first tee being 7:00 – further information about this will be published in due course.

Rules Night

All members have been invited to Ballyclare Golf Club on Monday 21st March 2022 to attend a Rules Night hosted by Golf Ireland. The evening will start at 7:30 pm.
As Golf Ireland have asked for a confirmation of number attending please email as soon as by Thursday 17th March if you plan to attend.


From 1st April 2022 all Clubs will revert to the rules of golf regarding score cards with the requirement for a marker to complete and return a physical score card with both signatures on it.  Members can still enter their scores into the handicap system via the Touch Screen or the HowDidiDo app.
Also we expect members to put all Handicap Index, Course Handicap and Playing Handicap on the score cards. DQ penalties will apply to the Handicap Index.


Our Course was re-rated in August 2021, and we have received a new rating for our tee boxes as follows:

TeeCourse RatingSlope Rating

Alternate Day Competitions – 60 Plus

As Golf Ireland have stated that ‘alternative day’ competitions can be run over no more than three consecutive days we are going to let our members decide which days to run the 60 Plus Summer competitions over. See notice board for further details

To date the majority of members have voted for the competition to be played from Wednesday to Friday each week. There is still time to have your say.

Match Play

The entries are open for the 2022 match play competitions. Visit the Match Play page for further details.

Transportation [Buggies]

Our transportation policy states:
During a round a player must not ride on any form of transportation during a club competition except as authorised or later approved by the Match & Handicap committee.

Penalty for Breach of Local Rule: The player gets the General Penalty for each hole during which there is a breach of the local rule. If the breach occurs between the play of two holes, it applies to the next hole.

As there has been an increase in members using buggies Match & Handicap want to compile a list of members who are using them. So, we would ask ALL existing members who use transportation and any new members wishing to use transportation during 2022 to email, so he can complete the list.