Here are few more questions Aussie Golfer has been asked with regard to the new handicapping changes set to roll out across Australia on April 9, 2009.
How would this system work when playing stableford? We play on the same course weekly.
In fact in the future, all scores will be converted to a stableford score. In the meantime, the stableford score will be entered just as it is on Golf Link now and the difference between the course rating and the score (had it been a stroke round) calculated. A score of 36 points off a handicap of 15 will result in an equivalent round of 15 over par.
What happens if I don’t hand in my card?
The new system penalises anyone who didn’t hand in their card by assigning the worst score from the golfer’s most recent 19 scores. It then is considered part of the golfer’s previous 20 rounds.
What if I haven’t got 20 previous rounds to calculate the handicap from?
All previous rounds will be re-calculated for your new handicap on April 9. If you have 20 rounds previously played in the system then your 10 best rounds will contribute to your new handicap according to the new method described here.
If you do not have 20 rounds in the system, the new system calculates your new handicap in based on a lesser number of best scores.
|# rounds||# best scores used|
|3 to 6||1|
|7 or 8||2|
|9 or 10||3|
|11 or 12||4|
|13 or 14||5|
|15 or 16||6|
I use the phrase “best scores” a little flippantly. “Best scores” refers to the difference between your gross score and the rating for the course you played. These are then averaged, multiplied by 0.96 and figures after the first decimal point removed to acquire you’re new handicap.