World Handicap System
Course and Playing Handicaps
- Course Handicap is the number of handicap strokes a player receives before Handicap Allowances, on a specific course and a specific set of tees, as determined by the Slope Rating.
- There will be tables on display where you can look up your Course Handicap but for Competitions our Clubv1 Software will automatically provide that information when Signing In.
- It is the Course Handicap that is used to determine Net Par and Net Double Bogey adjustments in calculating Adjusted Gross Scores and in assessing scores for Unplayed Holes.
- Handicap Allowance is the percentage of Course Handicap specified for a particular format of play and/or specified in the Terms of the Competition.
- Playing Handicap is the Course Handicap adjusted for any Handicap Allowance.It represents the actual number of strokes the player gives or receives for the round being played.
- It is Playing Handicap that is used to determine Competition Results.
- Before starting a round of golf, the player must register their intention to enter a Competition or submit a Social Score and establish their Course Handicap and Playing Handicap for the particular set of tees being used. This will require Signing In electronically to register. At HMGC we will need to have a PSI in the Pro’s Shop to allow registration.
- Scores must be submitted as soon as possible after the round and before midnight on the day of playing, which is when their Handicap index will be re-calculated.
9 Hole Handicaps
When submitting a 9 hole score just enter the Gross score for each hole.