As well as taking advantage of the fantastic coaching opportunities that are available from the County, it is imperative for players to compete as much as they can in both stroke play and match play events at county, regional and national level. This is one of the most important ways of gaining the experience required to become a Complete Golfer.
The County may provide financial assistance to players taking part in these events, though it is very important to understand that the level of assistance that is available varies widely depending on the Coaching Squad that a player is a member of. The full list of events that qualify for assistance in 2015 is here.
If you are a member of a County Coaching Squad, and you are in any doubt as to the level of assistance that is available to you, then please contact your Coaching Squad Manager.
Each claim for assistance must be accompanied by receipts for all costs except entry fees and mileage.
If you need to claim expenses for an event that you have played in, please download a copy of the claim form and return it the the Coaching Chairman for approval - along with your stats - see below.
Most importantly of all from a coaching perspective, you must also return statistics relating to your performance at each event for which you claim expenses. Most players use the County Coaching Stats System for this, but we are happy for players to use an alternative system as long as it provides at least the same level of information - we haven't found many that do, but are happy to recommend www.strokeaverage.com for the most committed players. There is also Golf Data Lab which is used by England Golf.
If you choose to use the County Coaching Stats System then you have two choices:-
Submit an electronic return by email to the County Coaching Chairman - to do this you will need to have Microsoft Excel installed on your computer.