December 01, 2019 at 02:27 AM
By Darius V
Darius VBarrie, ON
So it looks like some of our concerns regarding handicapping will finally be addressed starting in January 2020. The new World Handicapping System will have a number of changes but in my opinion the key changes that will make the biggest impact on us are:
- Using the best 8 of 20 instead of 10 of 20 games, and using some method of applying previous history to better manage sudden changes
- Changing the adjusted stroke system for entering your scores for handicap purposes to what they call Net Double Bogey. What that means is that for someone like me with an 8 handicap I could only use a double bogey as a max score on any hole. Now it will be a double bogey on the 10 non-stroke holes, and a triple bogey on my 8 stroke holes. This will be a little tougher to manage and keep track of but likely worth it in the end.
- The one I love the most will be the adjustment of handicap in some fashion based on course and weather conditions. It does mean that you need to input your scores on the day you played, and not wait a week to put them all in so that the system can make the adjustments based on the local weather data.
Many of us have often suggested there needed to be some way to reflect that our games are not the same in the cold weather of the spring and fall as they are in the warmth of the summer and finally they will be doing that !!!
Overall I am pleased with the new system coming in. What are your thoughts ?
James GKitchener, Ontario, ON
Hughie GYellowknife, NT
Jason ROttawa, ON
Barry SOakville, ON
January 10, 2020 at 05:54 PM
I think that the adjustment for weather conditions will be a tough one.
Todd JCalgary, Alberta
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?