What You Need To Know About World Handicapping System
A guide to playing golf using the newly introduced World Handicapping System (WHS)We are now using the new World handicap System, which is organised in a different way to what we have become used to over the years.
Your handicap is based on the average of your best 8 scores out of your last 20, and there are more options to play rounds which can affect your handicap.
You now have 4 OPTIONS when you go to play a round of golf
You should CHOOSE ONLY ONE OPTION
The World Handicapping System encourages you to play "counting rounds" so that your Handicap Index will be a truer reflection of your ability
The system relies on the integrity of the players who MUST pre-enter AND return your score (good or bad) each time you play a counting round
Playing in an 18-Hole COMPETITION which is set up on the Club ComputerType in your Golf Ireland Number (e.g. 3254 . . . . or 6254 . . . .g g) BEFORE you play (in the Locker Room OR Shop)Choose the Competition which is already set up for that dayThe Computer will give you your COURSE HANDICAP for the day (You MUST put this on your CARD)Your Playing Handicap (Singles: 95%) will be used for the Competition ONLY (You should include this on the Card also)Enter your Scores when you come in and Return Your Card (This is MANDATORY with the New System)Your score will be sent automatically to the WHS and your handicap re-calculated
Playing a GENERAL PLAY round using the Club Computer when NO COMPETITION is on that dayType in your Golf Ireland Number (e.g. 3254 . . . . or 6254 . . . .) BEFORE you play (in the Locker Room OR Shop)Choose "General Play" and follow the on-screen instructionsThe Computer will give you your COURSE HANDICAP for the Tees/Course being used (You MUST put this on your CARD)Enter your Scores when you come in and Return Your Card (This is MANDATORY with the New System)Your score will be sent automatically to the WHS and your handicap re-calculated
Using the Golf Ireland App to record a GENERAL PLAY Round Register your intention to play by CREATING A SCORECARD on the Golf Ireland AppSelect the Club (Moate), Tees and Course (18-Holes or 9-Holes) - This will download an Electronic CardAfter your round agree your Score with your markerType in your Scores on the App, Sign Your e-Card (digitally) and Enter your Marker's Golf Ireland NumberReturn your Card to the Competition BoxYour marker will get a message from Golf Ireland to confirm your score, and your score will then be officialYour handicap will be automatically re-calculated
(If you and your marker have downloaded the App)
Playing a Casual/Practice round of golfEnjoy Your Round !!!!