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Worldwide Golf Handicapping System on the cards

ALL those still coming to terms with Australia’s recent major golf handicapping changes might be taken aback somewhat with the news Golf Australia has just foreshadowed a new worldwide golf handicapping system could be introduced “within the next few years”.

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New Golf Handicap System Introduced January 2014

THE changeover to the complete new Australian Golf Handicap system is currently underway and will come into force on Thursday 23rd January 2014.

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New Golf Handicap Anchor Change for May 2013

THE latest change to the Australian golf handicap system has been announced with a tweaking of the anchoring system. Golf Australia says the anchor will increase from four stokes to five strokes in time for winter to essentially address seasonal variation issues. The anchor was introduced – as part of a raft of changes – […]

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Australian golf handicap overhaul to include a daily course rating system

Australian golf handicap overhaul to include a daily course rating system

GOLF AUSTRALIA’S latest advice on the Australian handicap system overhaul includes the welcome addition of a new daily course rating system. The new Daily Scratch Rating (DSR) will replace the already defunct CCR system with a complex formula Golf Australia says will be much better at adjusting for the daily course conditions golfers actually experience. […]

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Handicap changes on September 21

Handicap changes on September 21

THE latest round of Golf Australia handicap changes will come into effect on Wednesday 21st September 2011. The four priority amendments are basically aimed at making it easier for handicaps to go down and harder for them to quickly blow out. The four changes are: Alter the Best 10 of 20 rounds to Best 8 […]

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Australian handicap system is now best 8 of 20 rounds

Australian handicap system is now best 8 of 20 rounds

GOLF AUSTRALIA has announced the latest changes to the new Australian golf handicapping system. Most prominently, the “best 10 of 20” system will be changed to a “best 8 of 20” system which the GA board believes will better suit Australian golf. After an exhaustive statistical review, trials at a number of clubs, and consultations […]

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More changes to Australian Handicap System

More changes to Australian Handicap System

GOLF AUSTRALIA has today foreshadowed impending changes to the new Australian Handicap System. This will include an adjustment to the best 10 of 20 rounds calculation method which will be implemented in the next few months. In a memo to clubs GA says it will be making an announcement on the implementation of the changes […]

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New Australian handicap system under review

New Australian handicap system under review

THE controversial new Australian handicapping system is set for further refinement with a representative from the US Golf Association in Australia this week looking at ways adapt the system to better suit local conditions. USGA Senior Director of Handicapping Kevin O’Connor has been taking part in seminars in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane that have looked […]

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Average handicaps rise under new system

Average handicaps rise under new system

JUST released figures show the average male and female handicaps in Australia have risen since the introduction of the new golf handicapping system on 9 April. The average male handicap rose by 1.15 points whilst for women it was 2.21 points. But the average increases were not even across the handicap ranges, with low single […]

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Effect of new golf handicap system to be revealed

Effect of new golf handicap system to be revealed

GOLF AUSTRALIA will next week (Thursday 15 July 2010) release statistics that will show the effect the new Australian golf handicapping system has had on club golfers. If anecdotal and local experience is anything to go by, it should show handicaps have generally blown out by a couple of points. At my own club, Jamberoo, […]

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