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’.