World Handicap System

Course & Playing Handicaps

Under the World Handicap System, a Handicap Index reflects the demonstrated ability of a player. However, when it’s time to go out and play, that number is converted to a Course Handicap and Playing Handicap.

A Course Handicap is the number of strokes a player receives from a given set of tees - prior to the application of any Terms of the Competition such as a handicap allowance. It is used to determine a player’s maximum hole score for handicap purposes as well as to adjust hole scores when, for example, a hole is unable to be played.

If a handicap allowance is applied, such as the recommended 85% in four-ball stroke play, the adjusted Course Handicap is defined as a Playing Handicap. A Playing Handicap represents the number of strokes the player receives during the round and is used to determine the outcome of a game or the winners of a competition.

The use of Course and Playing Handicaps will allow players to have a fair game in any format of play, while at the same time ensuring the integrity of a Handicap Index is maintained.

Watch the video for more information:

This mail was sent to {{contact.contact_email}} by David Smith and is provided as a service for the members and guests of Westlake Golf Club and the customers of the Westlake Golf Club Pro Shop and has been supported and sponsored by advertisers in this mail and my partner suppliers:

RetailTribe: Unit 8, Blaauwklip 1 | Blaauwklip Office Park | R44 | Stellenbosch | South Africa | +27 (0)21 880 2693

Trouble viewing this newsletter? View it online | Download a printer friendly copy
Subscribe here | Unsubscribe here