On joining the Society a Players Club Handicap will be the starting point for his Society Handicap.
On joining the Society a player who is not in receipt of a Club Handicap will have a Handicap allocated at the time his application for society membership is accepted.
All Handicaps will be managed by the Handicap Committee, which will comprise of 3 members of the General Committee.
There will be NO Capping limit applied to members who are in receipt of a Club Handicap.Society Handicaps are to be treated totally separate to Club Handicaps
In Accordance with Rule 16 Handicaps will be Categorized as follows
At each Individual Fixture Standard Scratch Score will be calculated by taking the Average Score of the Top 25% of returned cards. Handicaps will then be cut using that Standard Scratch Score in accordance with the above table.
In addition to that cut, the Winner of any Individual Competition whose Handicap is 14 or greater will be cut by 2 shots.below 14 any individual winner will be cut by 1 shot
If Any Player returns a score with a Nett Differential of 3 shots or more above the Standard Scratch score then his Handicap will be increased in accordance with the above table.
If a Player plays below his PLAYING handicap then his EXACT Handicap is reduced by an amount per stroke that he was below his PLAYING Handicap the amount of deduction per stroke being determined by his Handicap Category.
When a Players Handicap is to be Reduced so that it goes from a Higher Category to a Lower Category, it shall be reduced at the rate appropriate to the Higher Category only so far as it brings his Playing Handicap into the Lower Category.The balance of the reduction shall be at the rate appropriate to the Lower Category.
For winning The Pairs,The Fourball Shield and The George Booth Memorial competitions there will be a CUT of 1 x the players Handicap Category.
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