Club Handicap Policy
last updated:  07/24/19  |  Total Club Page Views:2,472,308

POSTING OF SCORES:

The Handicap/Scoring Committee posts ALL round played within the club, with the exception of  2nd Round or later MATCH PLAY scores (Four Ball Championship and Match Play Championship), which are the responsibility of the player. Self-schedulerounds must be posted, by you, immediately after the roundFailure to post immediately after your round will result in a Penalty Round (P) on your scoring file. No exceptions.

CLUB INDEX:

For regular tournaments, players play to their Current Index or Club Index (whichever is lower).  For Major Tournaments, players play to their Low Index or Club Index (whichever is lower).

The Club Index is derived from using a player's lowest three differentials from his last six RPGC tournament scores.  For example, if a player's last six RPGC differentials were:

7.5 - 7.5
 - 11.7 - 10.2 - 9.2 - 11.1 

We would keep 7.5, 7.5 and 9.2 and throw out the 11.7, 10.2. and 11.1.
 


We then add these three differentials together, divide by three and multiply by .96 (USGA formula, not ours, look it up at Google).
 When the math is done, it reveals that this player's Club Index is 7.7.   

Here's the formula for any nerds out there:

(7.5+7.5+9.2)/3*0.96 = 7.744. Then truncate, not round, to an index of 7.7


If you don't have any tournaments in the last year, you'll play to zero (or half your index if you still have an SCGA index).

No GHIN index. Play to a zero.
GHIN index but no RPGC scores Play to 1/2 your handicap.
1-3 rounds with RPGC Lowest differential will determine your Club Index.
4-5 rounds with RPGC Lowest two differentials will determine your Club Index
6 Rounds with RPGC  Lowest three differentials will deterimine your Club Index.
No RPGC scores in last year Play to 1/2 your handicap.

For more information on the Club Index, go here.

WHAT HANDICAP WILL NEW MEMBERS PLAY TO?

New members without a GHIN index will play to a zero handicap their first tournament.

New members with a GHIN index will play to 1/2 their handicap their first tournament.

WHEN IS A HANDICAP ADJUSTMENT DONE?

The Handicap Committee can adjust a player at any time for any tournament. A player can also be adjusted during Major Tournaments, regardless of the policy that states a player's Low Index will be frozen. "Frozen" means that a player's Low Index may not go up during the course of a Major Tournament, but it can be adjusted downward if the Handicap Committee deems it appropriate. When it comes to handicap issues, the Handicap Committee has the final authority to make an adjustment at any time.

HOW DO I ADJUST MY SCORE USING EQUITABLE STROKE CONTROL?

Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) sets a maximum number that a player can post on any hole depending on the player's Course Handicap. The ESC procedure is as follows:


COURSE HANDICAP

PAR 3

PAR 4

PAR 5

9 OR LESS
5
6
7
10 TO 19
7
7
7
20 TO 29
8
8
8

Please email Fritz Breidenbach or Thor Tandberg with any questions.







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