MEN WHITE: 72.0
MEN YELLOW: 71.0
MEN RED: 68.2
WOMEN YELLOW: 77.2
WOMEN RED: 73.8
MEN WHITE: 131
MEN YELLOW: 127
MEN RED: 117
WOMEN YELLOW: 139
WOMEN RED: 128
9 Hole GK
9 Hole GK
So how does it all work?
A course rating is the evaluation of the playing difficulty of the course for scratch golfers under normal course and weather conditions. The rating is based on yardage and other obstacles to the extent that they affect the scoring difficulty for the scratch golfer. Course rating is expressed as the number of strokes expected taken to one decimal place.
Is the number which indicates the relative playing difficulty of a course for bogey golfer compared to scratch golfers. It is calculated by taking the difference between the Bogey and Course Ratings multiplied by a constant factor, expressed as a whole number between 55 and 155. A golf course of standard relative playing difficulty has a slope rating of 113.
This is a measure of a player’s ability calculated against the Slope Rating of a golf course of standard playing difficulty. It represents a golfer’s playing handicap on a course with a Neutral Slope Rating of 113 and calculated as a rolling average of the lowest 8 from the last 20 score differentials. Each time a new score is submitted the average of the lowest 8 from the last 20 is re-calculated, which may or may not lead to a change of Handicap Index. There are safeguards to ensure that a player’s handicap does not rise too quickly when a player is going through a spell of poor form.
Low Handicap Index
A player’s lowest Handicap Index during the last 12 months is used as a point to limit increases in the Handicap Index.
Soft Cap: Potential increases of Handicap Index to a figure greater than (LHI + 3) are limited by half the amount over three, eg: 5 is limited to 4, 6 is limited to 4.5 etc.
Hard Cap: The maximum that the Handicap Index can increase to is (LHI + 5).
An adjustment to the Handicap Index after a very low score has been posted.
A reduction of -1 for scores between 7 and 9 below Handicap Index.
A reduction of -2 for scores 10 or more below Handicap Index.
The reduction is applied to the last 20 scores on the Scoring Record and drops off gradually over the next 20 rounds.
A new player’s Handicap Index is initially allocated at 2 less than the best of the Adjusted Gross Scores from 3 x 18-hole scorecards submitted. Cards can be submitted as 6 x 9 or other combinations submitted to the Pro Shop. Subsequent Handicap Index calculations change as more scores are entered.