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Like I said, these are the major changes you may notice very little actual change when posting scores etc. Whenever we talk about rules or handicaps, things can get complicated. Here's some additional info for those that want to be further confused/informed:
Hopefully, you can see with these two forces at work there is a limit to how much a players handicap can rise but no limit as to how far it can fall. I think this will do well to eliminate extremes and the potential for sandbagging.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO POST YOUR SCORES IN A TIMELY MANER, preferably by midnight as revisions may take place at 2am. Handicap also takes in ABNORMAL PLAYING CONDITIONS using a PLAYING CONDITIONS CALCULATION (PCC). What is this and how does it work? How does it know if it rains etc.? Well, it really has nothing to do with weather. For instance what if the Superintendent tucks the pins and moves the tees back? PCC is automatic through the system and simple usually -1, +1, etc. PCC is a statistical proceedure that compares scores submitted by players on the day against expected scoring patterns. There needs to be a minimum of 8 players with a handicap index of 36 or less for PCC to be utilized. PCC is conservative, automatic, and will kick in on rare occasions.
You may have noticed you handicp has changed although you have not played, this is due to the new system. Members may also notice new handicap numbers. Important things to remember: 1) Get a handicap it's good for you and supports Junior Golf. 2) Post your scores honestly and in a timely fashion. 3) Don't Worry about it too much and have fun!