Whispering Nomads Golf Society


Handicap Rules from January 2019





1.Handicaps should be no higher than an official CONGU handicap, and no higher than 28 for men and 36 for women.



2. The winner of a competition is cut by 6 shots for over 50 points, 5 shots between 45 to 49 points, 4 shots between 40 to 44 points, 3 shots between 38 to 39 points, 2 shots if 30 or over and by 1 shot for 29 and under.



3. The runner up of a competition is cut by 5 shots for over 50, 4 shots between 45 to 49 points, 3 shots between 40 to 44 points, 2 shots between 38 to 39 points, 1 shot if 30 or over.



4. If a player scores less than 30 points on three consecutive events then 2 shots is added back, (up to a maximum handicap of 28) -the 3 in a row rule.



5. The longest walk winner will have 1 shot added back, up to a maximum of 28 (in addition to any 3 in a row rule adjustment)



6. Any player scoring less than 20 will have a 1 shot added back, up to a maximum of 28 (in addition to any 3 in a row rule adjustment)



7. Handicaps will also be reviewed on an annual basis and may be adjusted based on general play as agreed by the committee.



8. In doubles match play 3/4 difference in handicap will apply. In both singles and doubles match play a maximum of 18 shots are given by the lowest handicap player.



9. The handicap on the day of play is used for all matches including match play

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10.  New players must play 2 rounds in Nomads competitions before being eligible to win a trophy, during which time the handicap will be reviewed. However, if a new member holds a valid UK handicap certificate, that handicap will be used.



11.The Society handicap must never be higher than a member’s CONGU handicap. The individual must make sure the lower handicap is used in all society matches



12. The decision of the committee is final





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