The Slope System won’t be introduced into Australian golf until 2013, but it is somewhat of an unknown system for most Australian golfers.
It is more than likely, that even those Australian golfers who have heard of the slope system, many aren’t sure of it’s intricacies.
Over the next year or so, you’re going to hear a lot more about the slope system and its introduction to Australian golf, but to get a nice overview you could do a lot worse than to read the article by Richard Fellner in the latest issue of Inside Golf.
To put it simply, Slope is merely an adjustment factor to make your handicap ‘portable’ from one course to another. It adds or subtracts strokes to your handicap, based upon the Course Rating at each course.
A Slippery Slope: How will the Slope System affect your handicap? is a great introduction to the new system that has been used for many years in most other golfing countries. Read it and impress fellow golfers with your knowledge of the slope system.