What does this mean?
The new handicapping changes are the biggest shake-up of amateur golf in Australia for a very long time. It will provide a better representation of your handicap and eliminate the problem with transferring a handicap to a different course that arose with the previous system.
The Golf Australia website has a number of different information sheets but if you have a short attention span and like your information fast and 21st century style, here it is in a nutshell.
In a nutshell
- The changes on April 9, 2010 are the first in a three part package to be rolled out.
- It will introduce the rolling sample method and remove the daily course rating component (i.e. CCR) from calculations. (For more info, New Handicap System: Hoes does it work?)
- The second and third packages will not be implemented for some time.
- These later packages will include converting all scores to stableford scores for handicapping and a roll out of the Slope system for course ratings and comparisons.
So as of April 9, 2010 all handicaps will be recalculated. All previous scores posted prior to this date will be incorporated into the new system and the CCR will no longer be used to calculate handicaps.
What do you need to do?
Nothing. This is a big change to Australian golf but you won’t have to do anything. Everything will be automated. The only thing you should do is just double check your handicap after this time.
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