The purpose of the Handicap System is tomake the game of golf more enjoyable byenabling players of different abilities toc...
A Handicap Index is the result of a mathematical calculationbased on posted scores – It is an estimate of what a golfer mi...
Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) keeps an exceptionallybad hole from changing your Handicap Index too muchand sets a maximum...
Nine-Hole Course     Maximum Number on     Handicap               Any Hole    4 or less           Double Bogey  5 through ...
The practice of withdrawing from a round after playing6 holes to avoid posting a score is considered“manipulating scores” ...
A player who starts, but does not complete a hole or is concededa stroke (gimmes) must record for handicap purposes the mo...
Holes not played or not played under the Rules of Golf are scored as parplus any handicap strokes the player is entitled t...
*   Once a player has hit 10 strokes on two holes, they should    pick up, enter a score of X-10 on their scorecard and st...
Scorer_______________________________ Attestors Init #1________#2_______#3_______                                         ...
No one likes to be considered a slow player, nor do they want to feel rushedwhile enjoying a round of golf.•PLAY READY GOL...
PWGA website: www.golfpwga.org     Rules>Pace of Play                         “more tips for speeding up play”WNHGA websit...
The USGA Handicap System Reference GuidePacific Women’s Golf Association – www.golfpwga.orgHandicapping >Articles>Archives...
Post every “acceptable” round of golfKnow the difference between Handicap Index and Course HandicapKnow what your Equitabl...
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  • Make sure you use your correct Handicap Index before calculatiing your course handicap. When you receive your Handicap Index from GHIN it is your 18 hole index. You must divide that number by 2 to get your 9 hole index. Example: My GHIN Handicap Index is 21.4 my nine hole index is 10.7
  • Sheet revised 5/11/12 #1. and #3 to reflect changes that were decided at the 5/9/12 board meeting.
  • Sandtrap, Sally – Hole #3 Sally has already taken 10 strokes, she picks up and scores a X-10 Hole #8 she does not finish – Scores her most likely score (on green in 5, likely 2 putt) records X-7 Must post a 66 for her round – is not eligible for sweeps, putts or year end awards for this round. Birdie, Barbie – Her Max ESC on any hole is 7, she records an 8 on hole 2. Her score for sweeps is 46. Before posting she must adjust her score for hole #2 to a 7 and post a 45 for today’s round. Parsky, Patti – twists her knee after putting out on hole #6, is unable to continue play. She has already completed 7 holes. scores recorded for holes 7 & 8 are Par + handicap strokes (pops) = 2 per hole. She posts 48 and is ineligible for sweeps or putts in this round. Additionally, her pars on holes 1 & 5 are not counted towards year end awards.
  • The Handicap System - Presented by Linda Salmon

    1. 1. The purpose of the Handicap System is tomake the game of golf more enjoyable byenabling players of different abilities tocompete on an equal basis.•Each player will try to make the best score at everyhole in every round.•The player will post every “acceptable” round.
    2. 2. A Handicap Index is the result of a mathematical calculationbased on posted scores – It is an estimate of what a golfer mightshoot on her best days.A course handicap is determined by applying the player’sHandicap Index to the Course Handicap Table or using the CourseHandicap Formula•Each golf club should have Course Handicap Tables posted in a public area•Multiply Handicap Index by Slope Rating of tees being played and divide by 113 Example: 18.2 Hdcp Index X 123 Slope Rating = 2238.6 / 113 = 20 CH
    3. 3. Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) keeps an exceptionallybad hole from changing your Handicap Index too muchand sets a maximum number that a player can post onany hole depending on the player’s Course Handicap.•10 is the maximum number of strokes that can be taken on any hole underESC•There is no limit to the number of holes on which you can adjust yourscore for ESC•For handicap purposes, after each round you are required to adjust yourhole scores (actual or probable) when they are higher than your maximumESC number you can post.•There are 2 Tables one for 18 holes and one for 9 holes. Be sure you usethe correct table when determining your Equitable Stroke.
    4. 4. Nine-Hole Course Maximum Number on Handicap Any Hole 4 or less Double Bogey 5 through 9 7 10 through 14 8 15 through 19 9 20 or more 10Eighteen-Hole Course Maximum Number on Handicap Any Hole 9 or less Double Bogey 10 through 19 7 20 through 29 8 30 through 39 9 40 or more 10
    5. 5. The practice of withdrawing from a round after playing6 holes to avoid posting a score is considered“manipulating scores” and is not in the spirit of thehandicap system or the Lincster spirit of play.PLAYING POORLY IS NOT A JUSTIFIED REASON FOR WITHDRAWING.
    6. 6. A player who starts, but does not complete a hole or is concededa stroke (gimmes) must record for handicap purposes the mostlikely score.•MLS consists of the number of strokes already taken, (including penaltystrokes) plus in the player’s best judgment, the number of strokes that theplayer would need to complete the hole more than half the time.•On the scorecard, this most likely score is preceded by an “X”.•MLS is subject to reduction under the Equitable Stroke Control procedure.
    7. 7. Holes not played or not played under the Rules of Golf are scored as parplus any handicap strokes the player is entitled to receive on that hole.(Par + Pops) This score when recorded, should be preceded by an “X”Example: a player with a Course Handicap of 9 receives handicapstrokes on every hole. The player quits after playing 7 holes. Thescore for holes 8 & 9 would be Par + 1.
    8. 8. * Once a player has hit 10 strokes on two holes, they should pick up, enter a score of X-10 on their scorecard and start over at the next hole.* The X will indicate to the sweeps committee that the player has picked up and is not eligible for sweeps or awards that week.* Any birdies, pars or chip-ins scored during that round will be counted toward year end awards.* The player should however, post their score for that day.
    9. 9. Scorer_______________________________ Attestors Init #1________#2_______#3_______ Winter rules Jan-Apr - Lift, clean, place within 6", no closer to the hole. Lincster Par 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 9A Apr 4 F9 261 418 313 269 139 445 125 323 290 HCP Hills 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total FLTSandtrap, Sally 8 10 X-10 5 5 8 6 X-7 7 66 27 Par holes Birdie holes Chipin holes P u t t P o o l DTBD, Par holes Birdie holes Chipin holes P u t t P o o lBirdie, Barbie 5 8 6 4 4 6 3 5 5 46 9 Par holes Birdie holes Chipin holes P u t t P o o l AParsky, Patty 4 6 6 5 3 7 X-5 X-6 6 48 18 Par holes Birdie holes Chipin holes P u t t P o o l B
    10. 10. No one likes to be considered a slow player, nor do they want to feel rushedwhile enjoying a round of golf.•PLAY READY GOLF•Carry a spare ball•Have tees, ball markers ready before your round. Put some in your pocket•If you are the driver, drop the passenger off at her ball and drive to your ball•If your are the passenger, don’t wait for the driver to pick you up. Continuewalking to the hole until she catches up with you.•Always be aware of the gap between you and the group ahead. There should notbe more than half a hole open in front of you. If you are keeping up with the groupin front of you – don’t worry about the group behind you.•Always record your score at the next tee.
    11. 11. PWGA website: www.golfpwga.org Rules>Pace of Play “more tips for speeding up play”WNHGA website: www.wnhga.com Rules and Tools>Pace of Play “simple ways to quicken pace of play”
    12. 12. The USGA Handicap System Reference GuidePacific Women’s Golf Association – www.golfpwga.orgHandicapping >Articles>ArchivesUSGA website – www.usga.org Handicapping
    13. 13. Post every “acceptable” round of golfKnow the difference between Handicap Index and Course HandicapKnow what your Equitable Stroke Control number isPlaying poorly is not a reason for withdrawingKnow how to score unfinished holes and holes not played under the rules of golfPlay “Ready Golf” and always be aware of the gap between you and the group in front ofyouCount all your strokes - A whiff is a strokeAnd finally – It’s a game – Have Fun

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