Who’s got a brand new handicap then?!

The first instalment of the overhaul to Australian golf handicapping has come and gone, and appeared to be implemented without too many problems.

By all reports, golfers accepted the change readily enough despite many not being aware the change was imminent. The Golflink website stood up fairly well under the circumstances and the round history and handicap calculation is easy and transparent.

I have heard of a few drastic changes in player handicaps to new golfers with only a few rounds under their belts. A few abnormalities have arisen because of referencing rounds of golf to old course ratings but this will be resolved in the roll out of the new course ratings in the near future.

Anyone unhappy with the new system? Did all go smoothly at your club?

8 thoughts on “Who’s got a brand new handicap then?!

  • April 15, 2010 at 00:00
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    Not all that smoothly – at our club, the competition cards are still spitting out of the printer with our old handicaps on them

    It’s not Golflink’s fault – it’s ours

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  • April 15, 2010 at 00:45
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    Under the New system any player that NCR’s rather than enter there card has an entry by the computer equal to the players highest score. If the player NCR’s more than half their cards the computer will calculate the players handicap using NCR scores and calculates an incorrect handicap.
    It is causing nothing but confusion for clubs

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  • April 15, 2010 at 01:01
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    Oh I see. Are there really that many players who don’t hand in their card after a round, more than half the time??

    It’ll settle.

    I’ve now since heard of a few clubs who just haven’t understood the new system and have subsequently not prepared properly.

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  • April 15, 2010 at 09:22
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    No major problems at my club that I’m aware of. My handicap didn’t move at all!

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  • April 15, 2010 at 11:36
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    If you do not turn in EVERY eligible score, your handicap index is inaccurate. Don’t forget nine-hole scores, incomplete round scores and the like…

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  • April 15, 2010 at 23:59
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    In Australia, EVERY eligible score right now is only competition rounds. And 9-hole and incomplete rounds are NOT eligible right now.

    They will be implemented in the next few years,

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  • April 19, 2010 at 07:12
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    No Vince!
    We just need to keep things slow and simple….don’t want to confuse us laid back Aussies!
    🙂

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