CONGU Unified Handicapping System 2018 : - Part 4 Handicapping

Maintaining your Handicap

Since January 1st 2016 only golfers who have returned at least 3 qualifying score cards in the previous calendar year will have their handicap marked "c" Competition. Any golfer without a Competition "c"  suffix will be unable to play in some Club Competitions.
From January 1st 2018 the Competition "c" suffix will be reinstated once 3 score cards from any 9 or 18 hole qualifying competition have been returned to the Handicap Committee. Alternatively any three Supplementary Score cards of 9 or18 holes can be returned.

The different ways to Maintain your Handicap

1.    Play in Qualifying Competitions.

Check your Members Diary/Website for forthcoming 9 and 18 hole qualifying competitions.

2.    Submit Supplementary Score cards.

  • Category 1 players may return up to three Supplementary Scores to regain 'competition' handicap status, these scores must be over 18 holes and returned between 1st September and 31st December. See Clause 21.4
  • Players with handicaps in Categories 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 may now return an unlimited number of Supplementary Scores each season, and the restriction of only one supplementary scorecard per week is lifted.
How to submit Supplementary Score cards - Clause 21 (Revised January 2018)

Before Playing: -
 Fill out your card (see below) have it signed & dated in the Pro-Shop, enter your Name & Date in the Supplementary Score notebook held in the pro-shop then: - .

After Playing: -
 Sign your card and place in the Handicap Secretary’s box.
Any cards not returned will be treated as a 'Competition No Return', with resulting increase of  0.1 to your handicap.

Please Note: -
The course must set up as  for a normal qualifying competition. i.e. measured course, medal tee (red/yellow), and the round played in accordance with the R&A Rules of Golf.

Please be aware that when WINTER RULES are in force the course may not qualify as a " Measured Course" check in the pro-shop before playing. To qualify the course must not be shortened by more than 100 yards overall. If possible play from RED or Yellow plates.

 Note: - If your card is not registered or correctly completed it will not be processed.

If the score returned indicates you have played below your handicap you must SELF CUT[link] until the result has been officially recorded with the Handicap Committee. F
ailure to do so may result in disqualification from a future competition.

Handicap Secretary

19th January 2018