WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM [WHS]
Once the competition season starts in 2021, all submitted scores and handicaps will conform to the WHS. The key elements of WHS are outlined below.
A Handicap Index – a measure of your golfing ability that you can take with you anywhere and use at whatever course you are playing.
Course Rating and Slope Rating – every set of tees will have a course rating and slope rating based on course difficulty. These will normally be available on a Look Up Chart on the first tee or through an App. These Look Up Charts apply to the White & Yellow Courses. The Course Handicap calculation converts a Handicap Index to the number of strokes a player requires to play any golf course with a Course Rating and Slope Rating.
Playing Handicap – depending on the tees you are playing from and your chosen format of play, your handicap index will be converted into a playing handicap, representing the number of strokes you will receive for the round.
Handicap Index – The measure of a player’s demonstrated ability calculated against the Slope Rating of a golf course of standard playing difficulty
Course Rating – The difficulty of a course for the scratch player under normal conditions.
THE COURSE RATINGS FOR WINDYHILL GOLF CLUB ARE :
WHITE TEES 69.8 YELLOW TEES 68.7 RED TEES 70.9
Slope Rating – The relative difficulty of a course for bogey players compared to scratch players
THE SLOPE RATINGS FOR WINDYHILL GOLF CLUB ARE :
WHITE TEES 124 YELLOW TEES 121 RED TEES 115
Scratch Player – A player with a 0.0 Handicap Index
Bogey Player – A player with a Handicap Index of about 20.0 for men; 24.0 for women
At the end of each day, a Playing Conditions Calculation (PCC) takes place automatically, behind the scenes, to determine if scores made at a course were significantly higher or lower than expected.
If scores were unusually low or high, a PCC adjustment between -1 and +3 will be applied to your score differential calculation to reflect the playing conditions on the day. Once the PCC is determined, your final score differential will be calculated – representing the handicap you “played to” for that round relative to the difficulty of the course played, as determined by the Course and Slope Ratings, and the playing conditions. This means a high score on a tough day may result in a lower Score Differential and has the potential to be a good score and one of the best 8 in your scoring record.
Members can read more about the World Handicap System by clicking the link shown below:-