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Moate Golf Club - Co Westmeath

Moate Golf Club - Co Westmeath

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Hole 18 and Clubhouse
Birds eye view of the 14th, 15th and 16th
The Bull Ring (6th Hole)
View from the 3rd Tee Box

World Handicap System Quiz - Level 3

Ten multiple choice questions to test your knowledge of the World Handicap System
(Submit the completed quiz to get the answers and your SCORE !)
1) Can your home golf club adjust your Handicap Index during the year?
Yes, if you win the Captains Prize
No, the World Handicap System makes all adjustments to the Handicap Index
Yes, if you dont return every card on time
Yes, subject to a review by the Handicap Committee

2) What does the Cap procedure mean in the World Handicap System?
It prohibits the wearing of head gear with political slogans
It limits the amount by which a players Handicap Index can increase annually
It limits the number of shots allowed in any given round
It limits the number of players in any particular group

3) What is the definition of an Exceptional Score in WHS
Three birdies in a row
A Score Differential which is at least 7 strokes better than your Low Handicap Index
A Score which is 5 strokes less than your Playing Handicap
A Score Differential which is at least 7 strokes better than your current Handicap Index

4) How many holes must be played in an 18-hole round to be acceptable for handicap purposes?
18
16
10
9

5) How many holes must be played in 9-hole format for a score to be acceptable for handicap purposes?
9-holes scores dont count
7
It depends if it is the front 9 or Back 9
9

6) What should you do if you want to enter an acceptable score in a casual round for handicap purposes?
Check which tees are in play on the day
Calculate your playing handicap on the course you are playing
Make sure your playing partner is entitled to sign your card
All of the above

7) What is the correct calculation to get your singles playing handicap? (Ex: HI = 12.2, Slope=130)
(Handicap Index)x(Course Slope)/(113) - (PH = 12.2x130/113 = 13.8 = 14)
(Handicap Index)x(113)/Course Slope) - (PH = 12.2x113/130 = 10.6 = 11)
((Handicap Index)x(Course Slope)/113)x95% - (PH = 12.2x130/113 = 13.8 = 14x.95 = 13.3 = 13)
I will use my Handicap Index - (PH = 12.2 = 12)

8) How is a 9-Hole score adjusted for Handicap calculations for a player that has a Handicap Index?
A stroke score equivalent to 17 Stableford points for the same 9-holes is used
A stroke score equivalent to 17 Stableford points for the other 9-holes is used
Your scored is doubled
Your score is combined with your next 9-hole score

9) Why is the number 113 used in various Handicap Calculations?
It represents the highest score allowed in 18-hole Stroke Play
It is the first Prime Number greater than 112 and less than 114
It is the "average" score of double bogey players
It represents the Slope of a "Standard" Golf Course

10) Does you Playing Handicap change when you are playing fourball matchplay?
No difference
Yes, you use 75% of your Playing Handicap
Yes, use 90% of your Course Handicap
How much more do I need to know ???

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