We are now two weeks away from a new Australian golf handicap system.
I’m still a little amazed that many golfers aren’t aware of the upcoming changes and the lack of communication from certain golf clubs to their members on this topic.
Here is a quick ten point summary of what is about to happen. See the links below for more information.
- Handicapping changes will take effect from 9am April 9, 2010.
- The new system will calculate your handicap on your previous 20 rounds of golf.
- You won’t need to do anything. All previous rounds will be converted over automatically on April 9, 2010.
- Of your previous 20 rounds, the “best” ten will be used. The average of these ten will be calculated and multiplied by 0.96 to produce your new handicap.
- CCR’s will no longer be used to calculate your handicap and will be scrapped.
- All scores are now relative to the Australian Course Rating for each course.
- Your handicap may vary when you travel to other courses. If they are harder than your home course, your handicap will increase and vice versa.
- The system allows for a better representation of your current golfing ability.
- Further changes will be introduced over the next few years.
- The change over is on April 9. Not April 1st.