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The Four Stages From Beginning to Playing in Competitions

1. Beginning:

The aim when beginning is to enjoy golf and the challenges different areas of the game will present. At this stage you will be practising your swing on the driving range and putting green and taking lessons to raise your skill level and self confidence before you become ready to take the golf pass test.

2. Golf Pass:

The Golf Pass is awarded to you after passing a series of small tests on your golfing ability and knowledge of golf etiquette. Passing this test demonstrates both to yourself and to Don Golf & Country club that you are at a level to begin the challenge of playing on our championship golf course.

The tests you will need to pass are as follows:
Men Ladies
Long shots 3 out of 5 130m distance with accuracy Long shots 3 out of 5 100m distance with accuracy
Fairways 3 out of 5 100m distance with accuracy Fairways 3 out of 5 75m distance with accuracy
Chipping 3 out of 5 30m distance within 5m of target Chipping 3 out of 5 25m distance within 5m of target
Putting 9 holes on putting green in less than 25 shots Putting 9 holes on putting green in less than 25 shots
Play 3 hole academy course in less than 9 over par Play 3 hole academy course in less than 10 over par

Passing this test will allow you access to the main golf course for 2 months.

You must then take the official Golf Pass Test. This involves you demonstrating an acceptable knowledge of both the rules of golf and golf etiquette and will need to be passed in order to continue playing on the championship golf course.

3. Obtaining a Russian Golf Association Accredited Golf Handicap

Obtaining an official golf handicap will simply require you playing 9 holes in the company of an official golf pass holder.
The score you achieve on that round will be recorded by the Don Golf & Country club Head Professional who will apply to the Russian Golf Association on your behalf for an official handicap.
The cost of applying for your golf handicap is 2000 roubles payable to The Russian Golf Association to maintain your handicap which will then be recognised officially wherever you play golf both within The Russian Federation and abroad.

4. Competitions

Once you have acquired your official golf handicap you are qualified and entitled to play in all the golf tournaments held at Don Golf & Country club.
You will have the chance to win prizes, enjoy the competition with your friends and playing partners and reduce your handicap by submitting your golf scores signed by your playing partner to the Don Golf & Country club Head Professional who will submit it to The Russian Golf Association.

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