Members Survey results

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the members survey which you can read using the link below. The results were very positive on the whole, but we also received some excellent ideas and some insights into what would make your experiences as a member even better.

More information on the steps we have taken as a result of the survey will be communicated over the coming months.


Members Satisfaction Survey Results 2016

Ready Golf introduced at Monifieth

Monifieth Golf Links regularly receive complaints about slow play from groups who are being held up by slower groups.

As a result we wish to remind all players that it is their responsibility to keep up with the group in front.

Monifieth Golf Links encourages all players to play ‘Ready Golf’. This is a way of playing which can have a substantial effect on the speed of play. It is based on the principle of ‘play when ready’, rather than wait for players who are further away from the hole.

The following are examples of how it can be implemented –

  • Hitting your shot if a player further away faces a difficult shot and is taking time to assess their options.
  • Shorter hitters playing first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait.
  • Hitting your tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed.
  • Hitting your shot before helping someone to look for a lost ball.
  • Putting first if you are ready to do so, even when it is not your turn to putt.
  • Hitting your shot if the person furthest from the hole is raking a bunker.
  • Playing first when another player’s ball, which is closer to the hole, has gone over the back of the green.
  • Marking the score on immediate arrival at the next tee, except that the first player to tee off marks the score after teeing off.
  • Leaving clubs on the side of the green nearest to the next tee.
  • Playing a provisional ball when the original may be lost.

The concept of playing out of turn can be used in all types of strokeplay and stableford within the rules of golf; only in matchplay can players not play out of turn. Many golfers already play to the ideas of ‘ready golf’, and it is hoped that all players will adhere to these principles.

Note: Players should only play out of turn when it is safe to do so.

It is recognised that slow play can have an adverse effect on the enjoyment of golf, and Monifieth Golf Links is determined to take action to speed up play.

The co-operation of golfers to reduce slow play would be greatly appreciated by Monifieth Golf Links, and by all who seek to enjoy their golf at Monifieth.

Mats now in operation

From 1st December mats are now in operation on both courses.  These can be purchased from the Pro Shop. Additionally the pin position flags have been taken in for the winter and will remain out of operation until March next year.

Finally we have put a supply of pitch mark repairers on some tees. Please help yourselves to one and use it to repair your own and any other pitchmarks that you see. This would be much appreciated.

Links Open Meeting

An Open Meeting will be held in the Broughty Golf Club on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at 7pm, to which all members are invited to attend.

There will a report and presentation from both the Course and Finance convenors, followed by the opportunity for members to ask any questions of the board.

Winter Arrangements 2016/7

The following arrangements will apply for the forthcoming winter season.

  • Measured course for handicap purposes until Monday 31 October.
  • November – full course; preferred lies on fairways.
  • December to February – shortened course; use mats from fairways and all areas of cut rough.
  • March – full course; preferred lies on fairways.
  • Measured course for handicap purposes from Saturday 1st April 2017; preferred lies until end of April.

Members are reminded of the local rule – On the putting green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.