Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Golf Australia Changes Handicapping System - Effective from 19th September 2011

Source: Golf Australia - Written by Administrator - Saturday, 18 June 2011 09:33

The following four priority amendments to the Golf Australia Handicap System:

1. Alter ‘Best 10 of 20’ to ‘Best 8 of 20’.

2. Change the Bonus for Excellence multiplier from 0.96 to 0.93.

3. Introduce an Anchor which will prevent a player’s handicap from increasing any more than 4 strokes beyond their best exact handicap from the previous 12- month rolling period.

4. Golf Link will cap the score that goes into a player’s handicap record at no more than the following amount over the course rating:

- 50-women

- 40-men

These four priority amendments will come into effect on Wednesday 21 September 2011. This will involve the GOLF Link system being down from 1.00pm on Monday 19 September until Wednesday 21 September. Related assistance for club administrators will be provided in the lead up to 19 September, this will include tailored advice on gaining access to GOLF Link when the system is back on-line on 21 September.

The following will NOT be a part of the new system:

Ø  ‘Most Likely Score’.

Ø  Required handicapping of novelty competitions.

Ø  Handicapping of ALL non-competition scores.

Ø  Handicapping of match play scores.

Ø  Handicapping of a score returned by a player who plays alone.

The detailed report on the changes can be found at the following address: