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HANDICAP RULES


Handicaps are changed in accordance with the rules below.

STABLEFORD SCORE

If a player scores above/below 36 points in a stableford competition their handicap is cut/raised in accordance with the table below.

If a player scores below 26 points they would still only gain 1.0 shot on their handicap to prevent anyone scoring a very low score on purpose to get their handicap raised for the next competition.

Stableford Points Handicap Changes
46 Lose 1.0
45 Lose 0.9
44 Lose 0.8
43 Lose 0.7
42 Lose 0.6
41 Lose 0.5
40 Lose 0.4
39 Lose 0.3
38 Lose 0.2
37 Lose 0.1
36 No Change
35 Gain 0.1
34 Gain 0.2
33 Gain 0.3
32 Gain 0.4
31 Gain 0.5
30 Gain 0.6
29 Gain 0.7
28 Gain 0.8
27 Gain 0.9
26 Gain 1.0

TOP THREE FINISH

If you finish a stableford tournament in the top three your handicap will cut in accordance with the table below.

If you win the competition you lose 3 x your handicap range ratio
If you come second you lose 2 x your handicap range ratio
If you come third you lose 1 x your handicap range ratio

Handicap Range Ratio +/-
0 to 7.4 0.3
7.5 to 14.4 0.6
14.5 to 21.4 0.9
21.5 to 50 1.2

WALKING OFF THE COURSE

If a golfer does not complete 18 holes and walks in off the course they will have their handicap cut by two strokes.

INJURY

If a golfer is injured during the round and needs to leave the course no change will occur to their handicap.

YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT MATCHPLAY TROPHY

All matches are to be played off yellow tees and off your Heppy’s Golf Society handicap at the time of the match.

We then play off 3/4 the difference between the two handicaps.

Handicap Difference
3/4
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