Handicaps

Current Playing Handicaps of Active Tour Members

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Note - Handicaps in excess of 28 are officially noted as W@nker's Caps

Handicap Rules 2009

Current exact handicaps are rounded up (where X = whole number) from X.5 and down from X.4 to give there playing handicaps

Category 2
For handicaps of 19 and above - for every point above 36 (37 and over) for ANY competition (minor or major) Will be cut 0.8 shots / shot
above 36

Category 1
For handicaps of 18 and below - for every point above 36 (37 and over) for ANY competition (minor or major) Will be cut 0.4 shots / shot
above 36

After the cards have been entered on the day and handicaps adjusted accordingly - the following 'additional cut" will take place.

  • The winner of a 'major' will be cut 1.0 shots reguardless of the winning score
  • The R-up of a 'major' will be cut 0.5 shots reguardless of the winning score
  • The winner of a 'minor' will be cut 0.5 shots reguardless of the winning score
  • The R-up of a 'minor' will be cut 0.3 shots reguardless of the winning score

In order to promote attendance at events, a handicap increase mechanic is to be trialled in order to prevent regular members being continually penalised for competing.

Handicap increases of 0.2 for a Minor and 0.4 for a Major will be given to those competitors whose stapleforth points for that tournament are below 1 standard deviation from the mean โ€“ This calculation will be performed by the Prof, probably not in his head.

The purpose of the handicapping system is to ensure there are no 'runaway' winners, and that the latter years events are still keenly contested. It also designed to keep society competitive within each other - not just for the course we are playing

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