Message from our handicap chairman:
Welcome to the 2019 golf season, my name is Mark Woodard your handicap chairman. A quick note of thanks to our previous chairman Wally Hawthorn, for his commitment to our club and job well done.
The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling players of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. The system provides a fair Course Handicap for each player, regardless of ability, and adjusts a player's Handicap Index up or down as the player's game changes.
Two basic premises underlie the USGA Handicap System, namely that each player will try to make the best score at every hole in every round, regardless of where the round is played, and that the player will post every acceptable round for peer review (see list of Acceptable Scores below). The player and handicap chairman have joint responsibility for adhering to these premises.
Posting scores and peer review is available from our scoring computer at Deerwood golf course or online via the eHandicap Network website.
- Scoring computer is available in the shanty at Deerwood during our ‘active season’ April 15 – October 31.
- Online score posting use: http://www.ehandicap.net/ - Club Id: Deerwood. Individual handicap cards are available from this site.
A reminder to practice good golf etiquette, replace your divots, fix ball marks, and rake traps so that everyone gets a fair shake. Thank you.
Email me directly with any handicap questions or comments. email@example.com
USGA Handicap System Manual
USGA 2019 Rules and Interpretations
- Scores on all courses with a valid Course and Slope Rating®
- Scores played under ‘The Rules of Golf’
- Scores in all forms of competition: match play, stroke play, and team competitions where each player play their own ball
- When at least seven holes are played (7-12 holes are posted as a 9-hole score; 13 or more are posted as an 18-hole score. Follow USGA ‘adjust hole scores’ procedures for holes not finished or played)
- Scores played under the local rule of ‘preferred lies or winter rules’
- Scores made in an area observing an active season (April 15 – October 31 for all WNY courses)