- March 5, 2020 at 7:58 pm #47149Tommy BriggsBlocked
I am playing in the March championship and based on the “new” handicap system and new course ratings playing as a 7.5 handicap:
At Litchfield CC I would receive 7 strokes so a 79 would be considered a “normal” score based on my 7.5 handicap.
At The Wizard I would receive 4 strokes so a 76 would be considered a “normal” score based on my 7.5 handicap.
At Barefoot Love I would receive 5 strokes so a 77 would be considered a “normal” score based on my 7.5 handicap.
Does this sound correct?
What would be considered an “exceptional” score and warrant an adjustment or even a potential DQ?March 6, 2020 at 12:45 pm #47150
Not Scott but I believe I have the answer. With the new calculation, it takes Rating into effect. So, you take the strokes you are getting from the course rating, not par. So if you are getting 5 strokes and the rating is 70 on the tees you are playing, your “par” score is a 75 versus the old way of looking at things adding 5 to the par of 72 being a 77. In my viewpoint, the shorter the tees the less strokes you get and the expectation of what your par is. I think it is tougher on those playing shorter tees versus those playing longer tees. But if everyone plays the same tees, it doesn’t matter. It is the same calculation for everyone.March 6, 2020 at 2:05 pm #47151Scott T. – World AmKeymaster
Round 1, Litchfield
This player is on the Gold – Men tee, the slope is 124, the rating is 68.8 and the par is 72.
We calculate the Course Handicap as index * slope / 113 = 7.5 * 124 / 113 = 8.230…. We apply a CR – P adjustment of 68.8 – 72 = -3.2. The resulting Course Handicap is 5.030….
After rounding, the Playing Handicap is 5.
Round 2, Wizard
This player is on the Senior – Men tee, the slope is 115, the rating is 66.3 and the par is 71.
We calculate the Course Handicap as index * slope / 113 = 7.5 * 115 / 113 = 7.632…. We apply a CR – P adjustment of 66.3 – 71 = -4.7. The resulting Course Handicap is 2.932….
After rounding, the Playing Handicap is 3.
Round 3 is not set up due to repair but will be same calculation.
The simple answer is with new system, shooting net par is playing to your handicap. The old way, shooting net course rating was playing to your handicap.March 6, 2020 at 2:28 pm #47152
So Scott, are not calculating based on the formula the USGA has been put in place being, Handicap Index x (Slope Rating/113) + (Course Rating- Par), but rather a hybrid. Interesting. Is the World Am also going to use this method you described? Thanks.March 6, 2020 at 3:22 pm #47153
Guess both ways get to the same result. Very good.March 9, 2020 at 1:07 pm #47157Rick KimbrellParticipant
Not trying to rattle the cages here but I am curious about the answer to the last part of Tommy’s post. I did not see that answered.
He asked “What would be considered an “exceptional” score and warrant an adjustment or even a potential DQ?”
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