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Message from Di Hillage CLCGA handicap advisor

Message from Di Hillage CLCGA handicap advisor

As the introduction of the WHS approaches players should soon be able to see the PROVISIONAL values of their new Handicap Indices, which England golf are distributing via their club platform. Your new handicap index is likely to be different from your current Handicap and inmost cases a few strokes higher. However as the WHS involves a totally different calculations you should not be unduly concerned. The final Handicap indices will be released just before 2nd November and will take into account any results submitted between now and then. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by email at dihillage@btinternet.com and I will do my best to help. Di Hillage CLCGA Handicap advisor

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World Handicap System

World Handicap System

This is due to come in on 2nd November 2020. There is plenty of information available on various websites such as this https://www.englandgolf.org/handicaps-rules/whs-2020/ Much of the detail of processing handicaps will be handled by your club’s handicapping software as now. In future, your handicap will be based on the average of the best 8 of your last 20 submitted scores. Results from all 9 or18 hole individual competitions – strokeplay, stableford or par/bogey- should be submitted, preferably on the day of play. As now, scores from social/recreational play, that have been registered before going out to play, can also be submitted. At present courses are described by measures of PAR and Standard Scratch Score. Under the WHS these will be replaced by a Course rating and a Slope rating. Instead of your handicap respresenting the number of strokes you will receive, you will have to know your Handicap Index, including

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