Handicap Q & A
Q. Can I post a score if I use the electronic yardage finders on the golf carts or on hand-held devices?
A. Yes. Even though Electronic Measuring Devices (EMD's) are only permitted through local rule under the Rules of Golf (Dec. 14-3/0.5), the information provided is widely available. As long as this information is obtained before rather than during the execution of the golf shot, the scores are acceptable for handicap purposes.
Q. Can I post a 9-hole Tournament score?
A. No. A tournament score must have at least 13 holes played under tournament conditions for it to be designated as a tournament score.
Q. Can a Handicap Committee require the returning of scorecards from players in order for a score to be posted?
A. No. The Committee may from time to time require that scorecards be returned so they can sample the accuracy of adjusting scores or to accumulate scores for hole handicapping. If a scorecard is not returned, the Committee cannot take punitive action regarding the scoring record or the Handicap Index if a scorecard does not accompany a score.
Q. Is there an adjustment when competing against someone playing a different set of tees?
A. Yes. Different tees usually have different USGA Course Ratings and an adjustment has to be made to equalize the courses. The higher rated course is more difficult and the player playing from the set of tees with the higher USGA Course Rating should receive additional strokes equal to the difference between the Course Ratings, with .5 or greater rounded upward. However, when applying ESC, the additional strokes received under this procedure are to be disregarded.
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