Qualifying Scores during Covid restrictions.
Qualifying Scores during Covid restrictions.
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From Monday 15 June, you will be able to submit 18 or 9 hole supplementary scores, scores for a new handicap or for the restoration of competition status on the days on which we are playing the full course in its normal 1st to 18th sequence. 9 hole scores must be played over the 1st to the 9th in sequence which means you cannot submit one from either of the 9 hole loops starting at the 1st and the 16th.

I would like to encourage you all to return as many supplementary scores as possible before the new World Handicap System is introduced at the beginning of November. Your new handicap will be based on an average of the best 8 out of your last 20 scores over the two previous years. You will still get your handicap with fewer than 20 (3 is the minimum) but the more you have and the more recent they are, the more accurately it will reflect your current ability. Also, you should bear in mind that if you only have fewer than 7 scores over the 2 years, whatever these scores show your handicap index should be will be adjusted downwards by 1 or 2 strokes. Starting off getting 1 or 2 strokes fewer than you need is not going to be very helpful to you. The minimum you should think of is 7 scores to avoid any downward adjustment, but the more the better.

You may submit as many scores as you like, as often as you like unless you are a Category 1 player. Category 1 players with a handicap between 2.5 and 5.4 can return an unlimited number of scores but only over 18 holes. Those on 2.4 or below are not allowed to return supplementaries.

As before, you have to let us know that you are going to return a supplementary score in advance. Email colinclamont@gmail.com, putting Supplementaries as the subject and just say you are going to put In an 18 or 9 hole supplementary on a stated date. During your round record your own score in any way you like with your marker agreeing it orally after each hole. At the end of the round confirm your scores orally with your marker and as soon as convenient submit them by going to this webpage:

https://colinlamont.wixsite.com/scorecards

and selecting the Gent’s or Ladies’ form to fill in and submit. All you need is your computer, tablet or phone and internet access. By submitting your score in this way, you are certifying your score and confirming that your marker has verified it.

If you have any problem let us know at the above email address.

Two Temporary Local Rules are in place
• You may take preferred lie relief in bunkers by placing your ball in the bunker within 6”/15 cms of its original spot, not nearer the hole.
• You must not deliberately touch or remove the flagstick.

May I wish you all continuing safety and happy golfing.

Ian Scott
Convener
Handicap Committee





Covid-19: Temporary local rules
The following temporary local rules are in place with immediate effect.

Preferred lies In bunkers
If your ball is in a bunker you may prefer your lie by placing your ball in the bunker within 6 inches/15 centimetres of its original spot not nearer the hole. You may not smooth the area in which you are going to place the ball.

The Flagstick
You must not deliberately touch or remove the flagstick.
Penalty for first breach of Local Rule: General Penalty
Penalty for further breach: Disqualification

Note
A rule for social golf only

To minimise accidental touching of the hole or flagstick when you remove the ball from the hole, a ball lying within 12 inches/30 centimetres of the hole is considered holed with the next stroke. In stroke play, you may if you wish take the putt for practice but it doesn’t matter if you miss as the ball is already considered holed. In match play, you may concede longer putts.

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