Handicap Allowances

CONGU UNIFIED HANDICAPPING SYSTEM

 

APPENDIX F

HANDICAP ALLOWANCES

 

The Council of National Golf Unions ‘directs’ that the following handicap allowances be used for the undernoted forms of competition when played as handicap events and, where relevant, for the calculation of the Competition Scratch Score in scratch competitions. The reference to handicaps in all cases refers to Playing Handicaps. Strokes must be taken according to the Handicap Stroke Index.

 

Match Play   Singles            Full difference between the handicaps of the players

                        Foursomes      ½ difference between aggregate handicaps of each side

                        Four-Ball        Back marker to concede strokes to other 3 players

                        (better ball)  based on ¾ of the difference between the full handicap

 

 

Stroke Play  Singles            Full handicap

                        Foursomes      ½ aggregate handicap of partners

                        Four-Ball        Each partner receives ¾ of full handicap

                        (better ball) 

 

 

Par            Singles            Full handicap

                        Foursomes      ½ aggregate handicap of partners

                        Four-Ball        Each partner receives ¾ of full handicap

                        (better ball) 

 

 

Stableford   Singles            Full handicap

                        Foursomes      ½ aggregate handicap of partners

                        Four-Ball        Each partner receives ¾ of full handicap

                        (better ball) 

 

Half Strokes. Half Strokes or over to be counted as one; smaller fractions to be disregarded except in Foursomes Stroke Play when ½ strokes are counted as such.

 

Handicap Allowances. In a handicap competition played in any of the above formats the allowances must be laid down by the Committee in the Conditions of the Competition (Rules of Golf 33-1) in accordance with the above ‘direction’.

 

As from the 1st January 2008 the above allowances are ‘Mandatory’.

Tree Management Program

Following the commencement of the Tree Management Program, opinions are understandably divided from within such a large cross-section of Members.

The reason behind this post is not to say The Management of the Club are right and those that don’t agree are wrong, but more so to explain the reasons behind the Program.

In April 2007, an Ecological Advisory Report was undertaken by Lee Penrose, a leading Ecologist in his field and i list below some excerpts from his report:

"There are a number of issues which we discussed during my recent visit to the Club, which i feel will demand attention over the upcoming few years and should therefore be addressed at the earliest opportunity. Here i refer to the management of the existing deciduous woodlands and the control/eradication of rhododendron and laurel and the future management (or removal) of the less appropriate trees such as leylandii."

"The majority (if not all) of the Leylandii provide little in the way of aesthetic or strategic value. Where a hazard is required on the golf course or indeed screening/separation from other areas of the course, then in future years i would recommend utilising a more native species mix including ash, oak, beech, field mapel, hazel etc. in order to re-create the more natural woodlands."

"Trees such as Leylandii or Lombardy Poplar, although quick growing, are short lived and in many situations may appear contrived. They are particularly water demanding and can cause damage to drainage and irrigation systems. These trees, being ’non-native’, generally support less wildlife than the majority of native trees.

The decision to adopt the Program was not one that was taken lightly. Professional opinion was sought and followed for what was felt to be in the best interests of Tehidy Park Golf Club as an ongoing concern.

The above information may well not change your opinion, but i would ask that you at least acknowledge the reasons behind the Program and also to take the time to read the report, which is located within the Greenkeeping and Course Information folder on the notice board.

Frank Wills, Cornwall Bowl & CTC Draws 2008

Frank Wills Salver

Quarter Final                 Saturday 12th January 2008

Tehidy v Killiow               at Mullion          10.00 a.m. start

CAW Cornwall Bowl

Quarter Final                 Sunday 20th January 2008

Tehidy v St Enodoc          at Newquay        10.00 a.m. start

Cornwall Team Championship

Semi Final                      Sunday 17th February 2008

Tehidy v Trevose            at St Enodoc         8.00 a.m. start

Good luck to all involved…..David O’Mahony (Club Captain)