Kent Golf Union

County Card

We are aware that in recent days, some users of the County Card App have reported that their Home Club is no longer detailed on the digital County Card as displayed on their mobile phone. This is currently being looked into, however the players CDH number does contain their handicap data which includes details of their Home Club and can be checked by the host venue when using the County Card. 

Since 1st March 2018, Kent Golf Union has issued County Cards to all male members of affiliated Kent Golf Clubs at no charge, thereby offering the benefits of the card to all members. A County Card can only be issued to those members who hold a CONGU handicap.

The current County Card expires at the end of February 2020 and after this date, the current version of the card will no longer be available. 

The County Card App is called igcounty (all one word no gaps and should not be confused with igmember).

From February 2020, the County Card will be available to download at no cost from the App Store (for all iphones) link below

or at no cost from the Google Play Store (for Android phones e.g. Samsung, Huawei, HTC, Motorola) link below

All that is required to download the App to your phone is your CDH number. If you are unaware of your CDH number, this can be obtained from your Club Secretary/Manager or Handicap Secretary.

Below is an easy to follow guide which explains step-by-step how to download the County Card App to your phone.

IG County App 

The introduction of the County Card App reduces administration and ensures that those who require a County Card can obtain one in minutes and without the need to contact the County Office. By downloading the App, members also have access to County News, can view and enter County competitions and lots more. This new version of the County Card does not have an expiration date, so there is no need to download a Card each year. 

The Kent Golf Union County Card is only valid for the duration of membership to a Kent Affiliated Golf Club.

If you do not have an iphone or Android phone, you must contact the County Office by emailing to obtain your County Card. At the point of application, you must supply your full name, Kent Golf Club, CDH number, email address, phone number and home address. 

Please note, the manual version of the County Card will take approximately 10 – 14 business days to process.

Life Members

Life Members should continue to use their existing lifetime County Cards as issued in 2018 that were sent to their home address.

Life Members will continue to receive a £10 discount each time they play in one of the Members’ meetings – these being the Spring Trophy, Summer Stableford, President’s Prize and Christmas Jamboree. Please see the website for the dates of these events and entry forms.

Please note that any standing order payments of £10 due on the 1st January 2018 (and 1st January of each year thereafter) have been returned to your bank account as this payment is no longer required in order to receive a card. Please check your bank statement and we ask that you cancel any standing order set up to make any such payments to the Kent Golf Union. 

A list of the Kent clubs that participate in the Reciprocal Scheme can be found here.   The green fee scheme only applies to clubs listed.

Subject to Terms & Conditions the County Card may be used to obtain reduced green fees at the Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight & Channel Islands, Hertfordshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Yorkshire Clubs listed in the scheme.

Please visit here to see the full list of participating clubs via the BB&O website 

The scheme will only operate from Monday to Friday - NOT including Bank Holidays. 

Members wishing to play MUST BOOK 48 hours in advance through the Club Secretary or Club Professional. The Club will advise the fee, starting time and the available tee for commencement of play.  

The County Card holder must be able to provide their CONGU handicap/CDH number as required.

The club reserves the right to refuse visiting players and/or their guests. Members visiting clubs with guests must be responsible for their guests and the guests shall pay the fee requested by the club.

Members must produce their Card and identification at the appropriate club to the person collecting the green fee. The County Card is not transferable, and any member found abusing the Scheme will be refused access to reciprocal clubs and be subject to County Union disciplinary procedures, as set out under the Rules.

Fees - reduction by arrangement with the Host Club.  Booking Terms & Conditions are at the discretion of the club.

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