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WEDNESDAY COMPETITION

Smaller field today for a “vs par”event with winner in DIV 1 Danny Minogue with +1 on count back from Graham Hopkins and DIV 2 runaway win for Perc Dempsey with +4 from Col Norton with +1 also on count back from Peter Huelett. Ball rundown -1 all in and Pro Pin was Robert Sheppard. Also today under special circumstances the B Grade match play final was played and Daryl Davey defeated Ian Strange 2 and 1. HAPPY GOLFING

Wayne Muir

Captain

 

Romena Doran

Many of our members will have known Romena who had been a member of our club for a number of years

Sadly she passed away last Saturday, her funeral will be on Friday at Tweed Heads Crematorium 176 Kirkwood Road

Tweed Heads South at 2.30p.m.

New World Handicap System (WHS)

Golf Australia (GA) has now decided to adopt the World Handicap System (WHS).

The WHS will result in just two changes of substance to Australian golfers and administrators.

On a global level, the WHS is scheduled to take full effect in January 2020. Many prefer an earlier implementation in Australia but nothing is confirmed and will be dependent on changes to major golf IT systems.

Two changes of substance for Australia’s clubs and golfers

1. There will be a Hard Cap of 5 strokes as per GA’s current regulation. There will also be a Soft Cap at 3 strokes which will be a new regulation for Australia. The Soft Cap will allow a player normal increases in their GA Handicap unless it increases to 3 strokes above their best GA Handicap from the previous 12-month period. Above this point the GA Handicap will only be permitted to increase by 50% of the calculated amount.

2. The Daily Handicap calculation will be changed to incorporate the difference between the Scratch Rating and the Par. This is all that needs to happen to enable 36 Stableford points (or net par) to become the equitable measure of whether a player has played to their handicap, irrespective of the course or set of tees. To determine a WHS Daily Handicap GOLF Link will start by performing the exact same calculation as currently occurs under the existing GA Handicap System. And then it will simply adjust this amount by the difference between the Scratch Rating and the Par.

CHANGE TO DAILY HANDICAP CALCULATION

Current Australian formula for determining Daily Handicap – Daily Handicap = GA Handicap x (Slope Rating ÷ 113)

Daily Handicap calculated under the WHS – GOLF Link will start by performing the exact same calculation as currently occurs under the existing GA Handicap System. And then it will simply adjust this amount by the difference between the Scratch Rating and the Par.

EXAMPLE 1. A player’s current Daily Handicap for a set of tees is 15, the Scratch Rating is 72, and the par is 70 (ie the course is rated to be 2 shots harder than its par).

• Because the course is rated to be 2 shots harder than its par, the player gets an extra 2 shots added to their Daily Handicap, so their WHS Daily Handicap becomes: 15 + 2 = 17.

• If the player has 36 points off their new WHS Daily Handicap of 17, they have played to their handicap (under the existing GA method, the player would have needed 34 points to play to their handicap).

EXAMPLE 2. Now let’s adjust Example 1 slightly by changing the Scratch Rating to 68, with the same par of 70. The course is now rated 2 strokes easier than its par so the player has 2 shots deducted from their current Daily Handicap. Their WHS Daily Handicap becomes: 15 minus 2 = 13. If the player has 36 points off their new WHS Daily Handicap of 13, they have played to their handicap (under the existing GA method, the player would have needed 38 points to play to their handicap).

• Daily Handicap = (GA Handicap x Slope Rating ÷ 113) + Scratch Rating minus Par

 

Full Set of Regulations