Changes to the scheme came force April 1st 2012 and these changes still offer a tremendous benefit to all male members of the affiliated clubs in Derbyshire. Once affiliation fees have been paid by your club cards will be distributed to all members during March and April at no extra cost to the member.
The Derbyshire County Card Scheme has been put together to enable Members of Affiliated Clubs to play at other courses – both within Derbyshire and other English Counties – at reduced green fee rates. The scheme mirrors those which have been adopted in most County Unions and provides benefits to Club Members, Clubs and the County Union. Unlike Commercial 2 for 1 schemes ALL the income generated by the County Union goes straight back into the game at grass roots level by giving all jour juniors a greatly reduced affiliation fee and to assist with the cost of coaching all our junior squads at u12,u14,u16 and u18 level. Within England there is a ‘consortium’ of County Unions which enables County Card Members to play at any of the host courses within any of those County Unions. Derbyshire is now firmly established in that ‘consortium’ and in fact the Scheme has another 27 Counties comprising BB&O , Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire and Yorkshire. Currently, these County Unions have over 1,100 clubs who host County Card Members.
In summary, the DUGC County Card Scheme includes the following: