WORKING OUT YOUR WHS PLAYING HANDICAP DURING WINTER

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WORKING OUT YOUR WHS PLAYING HANDICAP DURING WINTER
We’ve added a table on our WHS website page https://www.cityofnewcastlegolfclub.com/world-handicapping-system/ which sets out all members Handicap Index, Course Handicap and Playing Handicap.  The table is accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page and is called “All Members Playing Handicap Table”. 
 
Here’s a summary of some of the terms to help you work out your Playing Handicap in various Winter Competitions..
SLOPE RATING: represents the difficulty of a course. The slope rating used for the Winter Men’s tees is 117, and for the Winter Women’s tees is 127.
HANDICAP INDEX: is a number that represents a player’s ability and can be taken and played with on any golf course around the world. It is calculated from the best eight rounds from a player’s last 20 scores.  Players can see their current Handicap Index on the HowDidIDo app, or the new England Golf app. 
COURSE HANDICAP: is the number of strokes a player will receive for a specific set of tees on the golf course being played. It is calculated by multiplying your Handicap Index by the Slope Rating and then dividing by 113, then rounding to the nearest whole number. Alternatively, you can refer to the attached Course Handicap tables. 
PLAYING HANDICAP: represents the total number of strokes each player will receive in the competition.  For a Singles Stableford competition (eg Winter Sweep), the allowance is 95% of Course Handicap, and for a Betterball bogey competition (eg Olivers), the Allowance of 90% of Course Handicap for each player.
 
SOME EXAMPLE HANDICAP CALCULATIONS
A male player previously had a Handicap of 21.2 under the old system.
Their new WHS HANDICAP INDEX has been calculated as being 22.9, which when playing off the Mens Orange Winter Course at the City converts to a COURSE HANDICAP of 24. (22.9 x 117/113 = 23.7, rounded to 24)
In a singles stableford, their PLAYING HANDICAP is 95% of the COURSE HANDICAP.  So, their COURSE HANDICAP of 24 becomes a PLAYING HANDICAP of 24 (24 x 0.95 = 22.8, rounded to 23).
 
A female player previously had a Handicap of 21.2 under the old system.
They play in a Singles Stableford from the Womens Winter Orange tees at the City, which has a SLOPE RATING of 127.
Their new WHS HANDICAP INDEX has been calculated as being 22.9, which when playing off the Red tees at the City converts to a COURSE HANDICAP of 26 (22.9 x 127/113 = 25.7, rounded to 26)

In a singles stableford, their PLAYING HANDICAP is 95% of the COURSE HANDICAP.  So, their  COURSE HANDICAP of 26 becomes a PLAYING HANDICAP of 25 (26 x 0.95 = 24.7 , rounded to 25).

SOME USEFUL ATTACHMENTS

  • Winter Course Rating tables to help you work out your Course Handicap.  These are also available in the Pro Shop, in the Locker Room, and by the first tee.
  • Handicap Allowance Table: which shows the handicap allowance used for various types of rounds
  • Course handicap Allowance table: which works out your Playing Handicap for the competitions we play in winter.
If you have any questions regarding your handicap contact the Competitions and Handicapping team at citygolfclub@outlook.com.
 
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