Handicap Fees

How to pay your Handicap Fees

In addition to your annual golf membership subscription to Clays Golf, those members wishing to obtain or maintain a handicap need to pay their Clays Golf Members Levy and Affiliation Fees each year. This is paid separately to the Clays Golf Members Club.

Handicap Fees Breakdown

The following fees apply for the period 1st May 2020 – 30th June 2021.

Clays Golf Members Levy

£15

Wales Golf Affiliation Fee

£15

DGU Affiliation Fee

£0

Total Cost – £30 for all members.

Pay Your Handicap Fees

By Online Bank Transfer

Account Name: Clays Golf Club
Account Number: 42557584
Sort Code: 40-47-26
Reference: Your Full Name

By Cheque

Please make cheques payable to Clays Golf Club. Cheques can be handed in to a member of staff in the Golf Reception.

Handicap Fees FAQ’s

Why do I need to pay the Clays Golf Members Levy?

The Members Levy of £15 is to renew your membership of Clays Golf Members Club. The Members Club is run by a Council elected at an Annual General Meeting held at the end of March each year. The Council officials organise all medal competitions and annual honours board competitions, co-ordinate the separate sections of the club, maintain competition results and handicap records for its members and coordinate the entry of Club teams in local and national competitions.

It also holds various social events and raises money for local and national charities during the year. Examples of expenditure by the Council on behalf of members in recent years include the purchase and maintenance of the defibrillator, the purchase and maintenance of new Honours Boards for the clubhouse the annual subscription for the Howdidido competition and handicap software and the hire of the on-course toilet facilities.

Why do I need to pay the Wales Golf and DGU Levies? 

Clays Golf Club, along with all other golf clubs in the principality, is affiliated to Wales Golf, previously the Golf Union of Wales. In accordance with the Wales Golf Rules, each Club is required to renew its membership with Wales Golf by paying an annual subscription or Levy based on each club’s membership numbers. The Wales Golf Levy is paid each year by the Council on behalf of each adult subscribing member of the Club.

Likewise, Clays Golf is also affiliated to the Denbighshire Golfing Union (DGU) along with the other golf clubs in the old county of Denbighshire. Founded in 1952, the Denbighshire Golfing Union is a non-profit voluntary group which brings together all of the 10 clubs within the County for an exchange of information, views and cooperation which benefits the membership. It manages the annual inter-club leagues, the well-known Jubilee Plate knockout and supports its County teams at scratch, junior and senior level.

It also promotes inter-club activity by holding 2 annual competitive golfing days (Spring and Autumn meetings) spread across the County which helps to cement friendships across the clubs in Denbighshire. This Levy is also passed on to the DGU by the Council on behalf of members.