The Club at Mapledurham

A Brief Guide to Handicapping (English Golf Union)

  Scores for an initial handicap

These can be submitted from any measured course, and at Mapledurham this means play from the Yellow or White or Red distance plates

Complete 9 hole or 18 hole rounds must be played and 54 holes of golf must be completed by way of 6x 9holes or 3x18 holes or a combination of both.

There is no need to preregister prior to playing a round for the initial handicap adjudication.

Scores must be marked by a person acceptable to the handicap committee, ie another member with a handicap or a member of another club with a handicap noting his/her name and affiliated club.

Maximum score for new golfers  is par + 5 and holes not completed or scoring above this will be adjusted to par +5

 Make sure please that you mark which tees you have played from !! 

Players and markers must  sign the card and place in the competitions box outside the creche . 

Time frame for submitting a score.

A player should submit their score as soon as possible on the day of play, after completion of their round, and before midnight (local time)

Handicap Index Calculation

Is calculated from average of the lowest 8 score differentials from the last 20 score differentials cards.

Score differential = 113/slope rating x adjusted gross score - course rating -pcc adjustment

  Course Handicap Calculation

Course Handicap = Handicap Index x (Slope Rating / 113)

Playing Handicap Calculation

Playing  handicap x  Course Handicap x Handicap Allowance( ie 95% Medals and Stablefords)

Handicap Committees are required to conduct an annual review of Handicaps.

General Play Cards on Home Course. (previously Supplementary cards)

These cards must be pre registered on the IG app prior to playing the round. The round must be played on a measured course (whites or Yellows or reds)  see above.

When the round is completed photograph the scorecard and put the card in the competition box.

All rounds intended for inclusion as a Supplementary Card must be entered on the IG App  and registered before going out to play on the sheet at reception.  Because the tee blocks are not necessarily placed in a position to give a qualifying course for handicap purposes, players must play from the official distance plates on the ground.Please remember to mark your card with the tee that you played from.   NO CARDS USING THE ENGLAND GOLF APP ARE PERMITTED

General Play at AWAY COURSES  please register on the England Golf App and complete the exercise, if not able to do so send a copy of the card to the handicap secretary by email on the same day.

For more information on Handicaps please contact Kym Kennedy (Handicap Secretary) or Martin Feltham (Golf Ops Manager)

World Handicap System (WHS) - Members Toolkit

With the new World Handicap System (WHS) launching in England on Monday 2 November,
this educational resource will give golfers access to all the information they need to understand and appreciate the new WHS.

Click here for access to the digital toolkit

World Handicap System

Our Mapledurham Slope Rating Table arrival is imminent, however it might not be here before the WHS launch on 2nd November

Until it is up and positioned by the 1st tee, there are temporary tables in the golf corridor

You can also  click here to view all tables too

Want to find out more about the World Handicap System?

In the run up to the launch of WHS in England on 2 November 2020, England Golf are providing weekly updates for golfers on each aspect of the new system, which you can find below.
If you want more information on any of these areas, you can contact your club who will have been provided educational training and resources to help with your transition.

Click here for more information on the new WHS
 World Handicap System (WHS) Frequently Answered Questions (FAQ’s)
Click here to view

These are split into four sections:
1. General Questions on WHS
2. Your Handicap Index and How it Works
3. Golf Club and Committees
4. Competition and General Play

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