Frequently Asked Questions
Q/ I HAVE JUST JOINED THE CLUB WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO BOOK A TEE
A/ On joining the club, Admin will issue you with a unique Membership number which is used to
log into BRS. Follow this link: https://members.brsgolf.com/backworth/login
Enter your username and password and select LOGIN. Select the ICON – BOOK A TEE – and
select the day and time you want to play. Scroll down to the Tee times that say BOOK NOW, and
type your name, which will automatically come up on the screen. Press UPDATE BOOKING to
Q/ CAN I PLAY 18 HOLES?
A/ Yes you can. However, as Backworth Golf Course is a 9-hole course all bookings made are
defaulted to 9 holes. At the top of the BOOK NOW option, you will find the number of holes
available. If you want to play 18 holes you need to change the selection from 9 to 18. If the option
is not given to play 18, this is because the back 9 holes are already booked by another member.
Backworth Golf Club BRS system gives you 1hr and 40 minutes to play your front 9 and so if you
booked an 18 hole at 9am the slot at 10.40am would need to be available to give you the back 9
making this an 18-hole booking. If you find the slot you want does not offer 18 holes, choose
another time – you will find by being flexible you will get this at a different time.
Q/ WHAT HAPPENS IF I FORGET MY LOGIN DETAILS FOR BRS?
A/ If you forget your log in details, please contact the admin team at email@example.com
Q/ HOW DO I INVITE GUESTS TO PLAY?
A/ If you want to bring guests into your booking, after you have selected your name as in Q1 above,
move to Player 2 and type G for guest, the option will automatically appear on the screen. Admin will bill you after the fact
for those guests. Shortly, BRS will update the system and you will need to pay automatically for
your guests, Admin will advise you when this is going to happen.
Q/ WHAT TEES DO I HAVE TO PLAY OFF?
A/ In Social Golf male members should play off the yellow tees. The ladies play from the red tees.
During competition play the men play from the white tees on the front nine and the white/black tees
on the back nine.
Q/I HEAR MENTION OF BRS AND MSB WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
A/ BRS is the booking platform for your general tee times, or social golf. This is the system we use
to take payment for your memberships and your guests. This system is not linked to your handicap
or to any competitions that require a booking to be made. You will notice on BRS that on some days
there are block bookings and it says ‘competition’, you are unable to put your names into those
Master Score Board (MSB) is the platform used to update your handicap, keep a record of your
scores, enter the Saturday competition and keep a ‘purse’ for your competition entry fees. Both have
different log-in details. BRS is supplied by Golf Admin, MSB is administered by the Golf
Q/ CAN I PLAY IN COMPETITIONS WITHOUT A HANDICAP?
A/ No. You must have a handicap issued by the Handicap Committee to play in competitions
Q/ HOW DO I GAIN A HANDICAP?
A/ All competitors must have a Club Handicap issued by the Handicap/Competition
Handicaps can be obtained by submitting either three 18 hole or six 9 hole cards or a
mixture of both which equal 54 holes, playing from the Yellow Tee Markers, during the
competition season only(Mid April until the end of September).
Cards to be used to set your handicap must be marked “FOR HANDICAP” and signed by
a club member with a current handicap. The person who signs your card must have played
with you and verified the card.
Once you have completed 54 holes place all cards in the blue competition box in the
locker room for the attention of the Handicap Secretary.
You will then be awarded an initial handicap and your name will be registered with
If you would like further information on how to gain a handicap please contact George
Sales on: 07570507102
Q/ WHAT COMPETITIONS CAN I PLAY IN?
A/ Men can currently play in 18 hole Saturday Competitions and a 9 hole midweek competition.
The Ladies administer their own competitions.
Q/ WHY DO I USE BRS FOR BOOKING SOCIAL GOLF AND A MIDWEEK
COMPETITION BUT MSB FOR A SATURDAY COMPETITION?
Midweek competitions are usually NO FIXED TEE RESERVATION, this means that you can book
into the competition at a time convenient to you through BRS. Saturday’s competitions are blocked
booked by the Golf Committee so that only those members wishing to play in the competition can
book a tee time. Booking into these competitions are done via MSB.
Q/ CAN I ACCESS MSB IF I DON’T HAVE A HANDICAP?
A/ No. You must have a handicap before you can access MSB
Q/ ONCE I HAVE A HANDICAP HOW DO I ACCESS MSB?
A/ If you wish to play in club competitions and submit scores for handicap purposes you
must register on MasterscoreBoard
Note: You will not be able to access Masterscoreboard until you have submitted score
cards for handicap purposes and have been awarded an initial handicap by the handicap
Once this is completed you will be able to access Masterscoreboard and create a personal
Search online for Masterscoreboard.co.uk, find my club, Backworth Golf Club or click on
the link below.
Master Scoreboard – Golf Results online service
You will initially have to enter the generic password 4wood14 and then create a personal
(Please remember to record this somewhere)
Once this is done you will be able to access the full site including “my golf” which has
details of your current handicap.
Q/ WHAT DO I DO IF I FORGET MY MSB LOGIN DETAILS?
A/ If you forget your login details please contact George Sales at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q/ ONCE I HAVE A HANDICAP HOW DO I PLAY IN A MIDWEEK COMPETITIONS?
A/ To play in a midweek competition you should first book a tee through BRS.
To play in the competition you must then sign into the competition on MSB using the touch screen
monitor in the men’s locker room. Enter your scores using the monitor and place your card in the
blue competition box.
Q/ ONCE I HAVE A HANDICAP HOW DO I PLAY IN A SATURDAY COMPETITION?
A/ The Golf Section block book a Saturday in BRS.
To play in the competition log into MSB with your personal password and book a tee through there.
Tee bookings become available 7 days in advance on a Friday evening at 6pm.
On the day, log in to the competition via the touch screen monitor as you would for a midweek
Q/ HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PLAY IN COMPETITIONS?
A/ For an 18 hole competition there is an entry fee of £2 and £1 optional sweep.
For a 9 hole competition there is an entry fee of £1 and £1 optional sweep.
Q/ WHAT IS MY PURSE?
A/ You need money in your purse to enter competitions and have funds added should you be
awarded sweep money. When you enter a competition funds are automatically taken from your
purse. If you have insufficient funds in your purse the software in MSB will not allow you to enter
Q/ HOW DO I ADD FUNDS TO MY PURSE?
A/ BACKWORTH GOLF CLUB, Lloyds Bank, Sort Code 30-96-15. Account Number
00115088. Make sure to use a reference for accountability.
Note: Transfer of funds into your purse is done manually via the Treasurer so they may not show up
in your purse immediately.
Q/ CAN I WITHDRAW FUNDS FROM MY PURSE?
A/ Yes you can by contacting our Treasurer George Sales
Q/ IF I WIN A COMPETITION WILL I RECEIVE CASH BACK?
A/ No. Under the rules of golf we are not allowed to present monetary prizes.
We have an annual Presentation Night for competition winners.
If you are fortunate to be awarded sweep money, these funds will be added to your purse.
Note: This is done manually by the Treasurer so may not show up in your purse immediately.
Q/ DO WE PLAY ANY MIXED COMPETITIONS?
A/ At the moment the men’s and ladies sections run their own competitions. However, we do run a
monthly mixed fours competition