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Obtaining a Handicap

Katameya Dunes to follow new handicap regulations of CONGU.

IMPORTANT NOTE – Whilst you will see an increase in the maximum handicap for both men and ladies, the maximum handicap to compete in competitions at Katameya Dunes will remain at 28 for men and 36 for ladies.

Below are the main changes that affect golfer with immediate effect.....

Changes to the CONGU UHS System have recently been announced. In view of the proposed introduction of the World Handicap System (WHS) these changes have been kept to a minimum and take into account some of the options likely to be adopted in the WHS, principal of which is to encourage players to submit more scores to their handicap record.

The changes, which come into effect immediately, are:

Retirement of Club & Disability Handicaps – As a result of their low impact these have been removed and replaced by a new Category 5 for Men and Category 6 for both Men and Women, providing for a maximum handicap of 54.0 for all golfers. Players will be able to maintain a Competition Handicap in all six categories. Upward adjustment for all categories will remain at 0.1 and downward adjustments for Net Differentials below Buffer Zones will be 0.5 for Category 5 and 0.6 for Category 6.

After 1st January 2018 Handicap Committees can increase handicaps above the current limits of 28.0 and 36.0, and they will also increase above those limits automatically as a result of above Buffer Zone returns in Qualifying Competitions and Supplementary Score submissions.

Supplementary Scores – Relaxation of the rules to allow an unlimited number of score submissions per year and removal of the restriction of one per week. However, the restriction on Category 1 players will remain in place.

Mixed Tee Competitions – Reinforcement of the single CSS Adjustment Calculation. Having a single CSS adjustment for two or more competitions will provide a more equitable value when one of the competitions has a very low number of players. To overcome the technical IT implementation issues, the approach agreed will be to enter all scores into a single competition (and so a single CSS Adjustment Factor is calculated) with a facility within the software to allow the results to be separated for each group of competitors.

9 Hole Competitions – Introduce the option of 9-Hole Medal Competitions and 9-Hole Open Competitions. For handicap purposes, the 9-Hole Medal scores will be converted to Stableford and will appear as stableford on the players handicap record.

For further information on handicapping at Katameya Dunes, please contact gerard.bent@katameyadunes.com


Maintaining a Handicap and Supplementary Scores

A players must feel that his handicap is being pro-actively administered and that it is “moving” to accurately reflect his playing ability.
To ensure this handicap can be altered in two following ways:

All individual tournaments at Katameya Dunes are run through the computerized handicap system software – handicapmaster- This automatically adjusts member’s handicaps according to the CONGU adjustment system. For further information on these adjustments please ask.

Members should also advise us of scores they have in tournaments at other clubs. These will be entered manually into the system and then an adjustment would be made.

Supplementary Scores – the key to the success of the handicap system
Members are encouraged to submit ALL scorecards from every round they play. These will be entered into the system as if a competitive round was played. Simply ensure that you write “supplementary score” on the scorecard, which tees were used, and also ensure that there is one card per person.

It may be introduced that members MUST submit a minimum number of cards, tournament and supplementary, in order to play in club competitions. We therefore encourage members to submit all their score cards.



Members Handicaps

For Member Handicap List By Master Score Board (Click Here)
*For further information about handicapping and tournaments please contact Gerard Bent at Gerard.bent@katameyadunes.com
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