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England Golf Rule Change 2017


From 1st January 2017 England Golf require that players return all scores in non-qualifying competitions away from a player’s home club and have issued new guidance.

In summary:

Individual scores or Team results are to be notified to Chesterfield Golf Club for

Singles, Am-Am and 4BBB competitions played away from home and that are non-qualifying for handicap purposes, with the exception of Texas Scrambles, Foursomes and Greensome competitions, or casual social rounds.

The information to be returned is:

  • Date of competition
  • Format of competition (including handicap allowance)
  • Venue/course
  • Tees used
  • SSS of the course
  • Names of playing partners (if a team event)
  • Score Returned

As well as promoting integrity and players’ confidence in the handicapping system, it is intended these measures will give the Competition Committee better guidance and information when it comes to the annual handicap review.

Please notify the competition & handicaps committee of any away scores meeting the criteria above by either emailing [email protected] or alternatively, members may report their scores by filling in the sheet on the competitions notice board.

England Golf are resolute that players comply with their new obligations, failure to do so could result in suspension or loss of handicap under clause 24.1 of the CONGU UHS.

Please note these scores will NOT directly affect a players handicap, but will be used as 'supporting evidence' of performance when it comes to a handicap review.

Please direct any queries to the Handicap Secretary at [email protected]

Competitions & Handicaps Committee