Category: Your Handicap

Golf Australia increases Handicap Anchor to 5 Strokes

Golf Australia increases Handicap Anchor to 5 Strokes

GOLF AUSTRALIA has announced that the handicap anchor will rise from four strokes to five strokes this month. In a letter to clubs last month, Golf Australia Chairman John Hopkins outlined the reason for the change, noting the ‘seasonality’ of handicaps . “Under our current handicap system, handicaps in Australia are notably seasonal. On average, [...]

May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Golf Australia outlines components of new handicapping system

Golf Australia outlines components of new handicapping system

GOLF AUSTRALIA has released a list of the major components comprising the national golf handicapping system. In a letter to Club captains on June 1, Golf Australia Chairman John Hopkins summarised the work done to date on the new GA Handicap System, and outlined the components of what is yet to be implemented. No firm [...]

June 1, 2012 | 10 Comments More
Major components of the Golf Australia Handicap System

Major components of the Golf Australia Handicap System

The new Handicapping system for Australian golfers has a variety of changes and aspects from previous systems. Here is the breakdown of the major components. (Note: as per the recent letter from Golf Australia, not all of the components have been implemented. These have been labelled with TBI. Full implementation is expected in the latter part of [...]

June 1, 2012 | 1 Comment More
A Slippery Slope: How will the Slope System affect your handicap?

A Slippery Slope: How will the Slope System affect your handicap?

While the Australian Golf Handicapping system has undergone many changes recently, the announced delay of introducing the Slope system until 2013 has caused much distress among our readers, especially those who believe that Slope will be the “unifying” cure-all factor to fix the remaining issues surrounding handicaps. Many of the letters we receive each week [...]

December 21, 2011 | 16 Comments More
USGA Rules

USGA and R&A announce changes to Rules of Golf for 2012-2015

Golf’s governing bodies have relaxed rules regarding wind, hole-in-one prizes, contracts, late starts and more. The United States Golf Association (USGA) and the R&A have announced the publication of the new Rules of Golf for 2012-15. Changes in the Rules – which for the first time have been designed, published and presented jointly by golf’s [...]

October 25, 2011 | 1 Comment More
New Golf Handicapping system formula announced

New Golf Handicapping system formula announced

In response to the growing debate (and controversy) surrounding Australia’s new golf handicapping system, Golf Australia has announced a new formula which will be used to calculate golfers’ handicaps. In a letter to Australian golf clubs, new Golf Australia Chairman John Hopkins detailed the upcoming changes, stating in part that: ”The Board believes that the proposed [...]

May 31, 2011 | 8 Comments More
Golf Australia

Australian Golf Handicap System to undergo changes

After many months of controversy, debate and “19th hole” banter, Australia’s new Golf Handicapping System is set to get a bit of a facelift, as Golf Australia has released findings from a statistical analysis of the current system, and detailed the steps that will be made in coming months in order to improve the system. [...]

April 29, 2011 | 2 Comments More
What the new Australian golf handicapping system could mean to you

What the new Australian golf handicapping system could mean to you

Here is everything you need to know about the new Australian Golf Handicap System adopted by  Golf Australia and Golflink

January 9, 2010 | 8 Comments More
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