Changes to Handicapping for 2018
Retirement of the CONGU ® Club Handicap - As a result of its low impact this handicap Category has been removed and replaced by a new Category 5 for Men and a Category 6 for Men providing for a maximum handicap of 54.0 for Men.
Players will be able to maintain a Competition ‘c’ Handicap in all six categories. Upward adjustment for all categories will remain at 0.1 and downward adjustments for Net Differentials below Buffer Zones will be 0.5 for Category 5 and 0.6 for Category 6.
Up to and including 31 December 2017 the upper limit of Category 4 for Men remains at 28.0. As from 1st January 2018 the upper limit of Category 4 for Men will be 28.4. The new Category 5 for Men will commence at 28.5 with the upper limit at 36.4. The new Category 6 for Men will commence at 36.5 with the upper limit at 54.0.
Currently there are a large number of Men whose Handicaps are in the Range of 27.5 to 28.0. Many of these Men opted not to transfer to the now retired CONGU ® Club Handicap.
A small number of Men however, transferred to the CONGU ® Club Handicap and their Handicaps range from 29.0 to 36.0. These players will now automatically transfer to Category 5 on 1st January 2018 maintaining their current exact handicaps.
It is felt that a number of Men may now wish to transfer to Category 5 from the Category 4 maximum range of 27.5 to 28.0.
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