Essex Golf Union

BOYCE HILL - Keating Trophy - 8 April 2017 THORPE HALL - Sir Michael Bonnallack Trophy & Colts Championship - 19 May 2017 THE WARREN - Faldo Wedge - 31 May 2017 STOKE BY NAYLAND - Essex Amateur Championship - 3 & 4 June 2017 CHELMSFORD - Seniors Championship - 22 & 23 June 2017 WEST ESSEX - Herbert Bishop Vase - 29 June 2017 WARLEY PARK - The Cliffords Trophy - 20 July 2017 LANGDON HILLS - Essex Boys Championship 2 August 2017 GOSFIELD LAKE - Boys Foursomes Championship - 9 August 2017 ROMFORD - The Romford Trophy - 1 September 2017 UPMINSTER - The Upminster Trophies - 9 September 2017 BRAINTREE - The Essex Foursomes Championship - 24 September 2017

HANDICAPPING

  HANDICAP CHANGES FOR 2016

The 2016 changes are:

  • Dates: The handicap year to follow the calendar year, 1 January to 31 December
  • Preferred Lies: Each Union/Association now has discretion to adopt a preferred lie period within its jurisdiction
  • Competition Handicaps: All Unions/Associations to use “c” handicap status annotation
  • Four-Ball-Better Ball Handicap Allowance: Increased from 75% to 90% for both stroke play and match play
  • CSS Calculation: Category 4 players now included for both men and women
  • Three letter Identifiers: Have been restructured and a definitive list included in the manual
  • Initial Handicap Allotment: A new algorithm has been introduced in line with the Annual Review algorithm. A handicap may be allotted up to a

limit of 54 but handicaps over the existing maximum of 28 for men and 36 for women will be club handicaps and not eligible for “c” status

  • Handicaps for Golfers with Disabilities: Continue to be eligible for “c” status but are otherwise administered in the same manner as club handicaps until the maximum CONGU Handicap or lower is reached
  • Re-activation of Handicap: If a player leaves a club with a “c” handicap, this status will remain valid for the year of resignation and for the following calendar year, should a player join another affiliated club
  • Reinstatement of Handicap Status: The reinstatement of a “c” (competition) status handicap requires a player to submit 3 qualifying scores (which could be 18 hole competitions, 9-hole competitions, Supplementary Scores, home or away)
  • Qualifying 9 hole score recording: Playing better than or to the buffer zone still requires 18 points to be added to achieve a similar 18-hole outcome and for players within their buffer zones or better this points total continues to be recorded on the handicap record. For handicap purposes only, however, players retuning a score outside the buffer zone have their points total doubled on their handicap record to avoid anomalies within the Annual Review process
  • Annual Review: There is a new standard report in the manual.
  • Continuous Handicap Review: There is now a computer generated report which flags players with 7 consecutive 0.1 increases. Handicap Committees are recommended to review the performance of such players and to give due consideration to applying a handicap increase where applicable.


These changes will be implemented by all software providers as of 1stMarch 2016, please note this this is a amendment from the information issued in June, due to the delay.




ESSEX GOLF UNION

Handicp Advisor
Lawrence Kingsnorth



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