We continually re-evaluate how handicaps will be utilized for the event. Still some unknown out there since it is yet to be unveiled.
We do know there will be a noticeable change in net scores since course rating adjustments are intertwined within course handicaps but it does not actually affect anything other than perception.
Low 12 will still be used. In fact it puts more emphasis, not less, on low 12 as one aspect of the actual index calculation is based on that number. This is to reduce a players fluctuations for rapidly decreasing ability. “A Soft Cap and Hard Cap limit the extreme upward movement of a Handicap Index over a rolling 12-month timeframe”. Low 12 was never utilized in any calculations before. In this new calculation, it is.