Emirates Golf Federation Golf Events - Page 14

1. WHICH ROUNDS MUST I ENTER INTO THE SYSTEM?

*NEW - Number of Cards to keep*

- Every player must enter all rounds played in the system in order to maintain a proper Handicap Index (note only if playing own ball for the entire round i.e. N/A for Greensomes / Scrambles)

- Tournament rounds and General Play rounds should be entered as such on the system. For Category 1 players (handicap 5.4 Index and below) where Tournament Rounds take precedent over General Play rounds for the purposes of handicap calculation, the system will automatically take this into consideration, so the player should record and enter both Tournament and General Play rounds, ensuring they are entered correctly as either ‘T’ or ‘G’ rounds.

- This includes 9-hole rounds as well as full 18-hole rounds.

- As Per USGA No Solo Rounds can be recorded towards a player handicap.

- Rounds that are played on Non USGA rated course are not valid towards a golfers handicap

- In competitions, Club staff, normally enter each competitors score but it still remains the player’s responsibility to ensure that this has been done.

- WE ASK PLAYERS TO KEEP THE SCORE CARDS OF THEIR TOP 20 ROUNDS

2. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HANDICAP INDEX AND COURSE INDEX?

- Handicap Index is an indication of a golfer’s personal ability.

- The USGA and EGF system ranks courses according to their level of difficulty and this is called the Slope Rating.

- Course Index makes an allowance for a golfer’s ability on courses that are rated more difficult than standard.

- The higher the Slope Rating, the more difficult the course.

- A course will have a different Slope Rating for different tee boxes.

For example, at Yas Links, the Course Slope Ratings:

Tee Box Slope Rating

54 - Ladies127

66 - General130

70 – Men’s136

74 - Back140

3. HOW DO GOLFERS BENEFIT FROM THE SLOPE RATING?

- The EGF Handicap Software produces a table to calculate your stroke allowance based on your own index and the slope rating.

- When you register a round in the system, it automatically calculates and prints out your extra shot or reduced shot allowances for the various tee boxes.

Example:

Handicap Index10.2 and I am playing from the 70 tees

Course Index12. Meaning, I get an allowance of 12 shots (one each at holes with stroke index 1 to 12 in stableford and matchplay when applying full handicap)

Understand The EGF Handicap