There have been a number of readers asking why Golf Australia is implementing the USGA course rating system?
Due to roll out in the near future with expectations it will be fully implemented across Australia by late 2011, the new course rating system will also lead to a drastic change in the handicapping structure.
So, what is wrong with the current system and what is so attractive about the USGA course rating system? Scott Wagstaff from Golf Queensland has written an article to attempt to answer these questions;
There’s little doubt that the ‘rating’ of many of Australia’s 1500 or more courses are out of date. Some of the reasons relate to the fact that the training, auditing and rerating process has been minimal at best. This has led to inconsistencies across States, and even regions which in a national system are obviously not ideal.
Read the full article at Inside Golf Australia.