Golf Ireland App launched introducing flexible playing options

The Golf Ireland App

Golfers across the island of Ireland can now pre-register and enter scores from general play rounds at any rated course via the Golf Ireland App.

The new App, developed by Golf Ireland in conjunction with the introduction of the new World Handicap System, is available to all members of affiliated golf clubs who hold a WHS Handicap Index. The App allows golfers to enjoy the flexibility of recording scores for handicap purposes from either 9-hole or 18-hole social rounds played in accordance with the Rules of Handicapping. Golfers can also view their handicap index and playing record as well as follow and communicate with friends.

Mark Kennelly, Chief Executive of Golf Ireland said: “Golf Ireland is committed to ensuring that golf is accessible, modern and forward looking. Following the launch of the new World Handicap System in November last year, the Golf Ireland App will support the golfing community to get the most out of the game.


“The App is simple to use and will allow scores to be easily added to a player’s record from general play rounds at any rated course on the Golf Ireland platform making it possible to build a more complete and accurate record of a golfer’s actual playing ability.”

Once a player has downloaded the app and activated their account, they can pre-register a round at, or near, the venue of choice and then input a score by using the ‘Enter Score’ function and following the step-by-step instructions.

Protecting the integrity of the handicap system is a key consideration and geo-location technology will ensure pre-registering the intent to post a score can only be done in close proximity to the course where the round will take place. A time lag also operates from the point where intent to play a round is registered to the stage when a score can be accepted and a golfer’s final score must be verified by a playing partner who has witnessed the round and who is a member of a club affiliated to Golf Ireland.

To download the app, simply search for “Golf Ireland” in the Apple App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android) and select the version with the Golf Ireland logo. Once downloaded, golfers will need to log in to access their account using their MyGolf membership number and password. If not done so already, golfers will first need to register an account on the MyGolf section of the Golf Ireland website at

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16 responses to “Golf Ireland App launched introducing flexible playing options”

  1. Jack McDonnell avatar
    Jack McDonnell

    The handicap calculator on the app doesn’t work correctly. Are Golf Ireland aware of this???

    1. Michael O Connor avatar
      Michael O Connor

      Yes they are i pointed it out to them on the 22nd via email got a reply the following morning at 8.27am saying they are aware of the problem and will fix it as soon as possible. Obviously non of them play golf if the did they would have spotted the error prior to releasing the app.

  2. Frank donnelly avatar
    Frank donnelly

    I would suggest not. Over the past 12 months they have vividly illustrated they know very little as to what goes on in the real world. Reference their aptitude for doing nothing for golfers & golf clubs who pay their wages via the compulsory levy. Useless, like their app…….

  3. andrew fulton avatar
    andrew fulton

    I tried the app but it kept telling me i needed to be close to the course , even though it showed me being 0km from the course. I could not get it to work.

    1. Sean Vallely avatar
      Sean Vallely

      Yeah that’s happened to me and friends too. Very frustrating

  4. Michael O Connor avatar
    Michael O Connor

    I have downloaded the app. The new handicap system is complicated and to make matters worse this app is flawed. When you look up the course you are playing it will tell you say White tees. Course rating.slope rating ,par say 72 and PLAYING HANDICAP which should be COURSE HANDICAP.Check it out you will see i am right. .

  5. NJT avatar

    I can see all my information without problem however when I try to view my “friends” scores it shuts down. This is on both iPad and iPhone

  6. Paul McDonald avatar

    How do you clear a card from the app if you cannot register the score because your market has not downloaded the app

  7. William Walsh avatar

    App is Shite keeps on Telling Me Don’t Recognise My Members Number Then Watch Stupid Video 50 Attempts Same Results CRAP APP

  8. Cmt avatar

    Can’t get any friends invited onto this app to sign my score card. Crap

  9. Rosalind Stein avatar
    Rosalind Stein

    I’ve just played a game of golf in Marbella how do I enter my score ????

  10. Diarmuid avatar

    Don’t understand the logic of the “close proximity to course” issue. Had to dash off after a round and entering my score now (2 miles away from course) but can’t do it.

    It still has to be validated by my partner so why do I need to be beside the course to enter my score!?

  11. Daniel Murray avatar
    Daniel Murray

    Is it permissable to shoot an official course record using the app and not in a stroke play competition, which basically means, playing casual golf for handicap purposes?

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