World Handicap System

Golf’s New World Handicap System WHS scoring wef 01 Oct 2019

RULES CORNER

WORLD HANDICAPPING SYSTEM

South Africa will be part of the World Handicapping System on the 1st January 2020 but some aspects are being implemented from the 1st October 2019. Below are some of the changes that will affect us.

We will be adding new changes periodically, on our WEBSITE

  1. ENTERING MAXIMUM SCORES FOR HANDICAP

 

  1. The current method of determining your maximum score for the hole is a maximum of2 over par, unless you have two Course Handicap strokes on a hole, in which case you must enter a 3 over par.

    From 1st October 2019, the maximum score on any hole for your Handicap Score will be a Net Two Over Par (or Net Double Bogey), which is equal to Zero Stableford points.
    (Note: a net score on a hole is your Gross Score less any Course Handicap Strokes you have on that hole, while a Bogey is a 1-over-par score.)

    Example:
    If a golfer has a Course Handicap of 18, they get 1 handicap stroke per hole, so they must enter a maximum score of 3 over par on any hole where they blow out.
    If a golfer has a handicap of 9, then on stroke holes 1 to 9 they must enter a maximum score of 3 over par on those holes and, on stroke holes 10 to 18, a maximum of 2 over par.

  2. PREFERRED LIES

No preferred lied (placing) unless conditions warrant on the day/season. It can be applied to certain holes.

Please refer to the Temporary local Rules board to check for Placing and which holes, if applicable.

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