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Handicaps

  1. All players will use USGA handicaps. Click here to see current handicap report.
  2. Handicap cards may be generated utilizing the computer located outside the pro shop at the club house
  3. New members that do not have established handicaps will have to play sufficient rounds (5 posted scores) for a computer-generated handicap. Maximum assigned course handicap will be 39.6.
  4. Each time a member plays a round of golf he must post that score in the computer whether or not the round was played on a league day or not.
  5. To further support the key Handicap System premise of peer review, scores made while playing alone will no longer be acceptable for handicap purposes.  This underscores the importance of providing full and accurate information regarding a player's potential scoring ability, and the ability of other players to form a reasonable basis for supporting or disputing a posted score. (Section 5-1: Acceptability of Scores)
  6. All scores posted are subject to the application of Equitable Stroke Control (ESC). This procedure reduces high hole scores for handicap purposes. ESC is used when a player’s actual hole score exceeds a maximum number based on the table below.
  7.  

    EQUITABLE STROKE CONTROL
    COURSE HANDICAP MAXIMUM SCORE ON ANY HOLE
    9 OR LESS             DOUBLE BOGEY
    10-19                                     7
    20-29                                     8
    30-39                                     9
    40 OR MORE                       10

  8. During the season handicaps will be updated by GHIN on a biweekly basis
  9. A player may request a review of his handicap if he has become physically disabled or incapacitated causing his scores to be considerably higher than last season. The Handicap Chairman will handle these requests.