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#1 Petethegolfer

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 05:14 PM

In Australia, on the 21st of September 2011 - the new handicapping sytem comes in and instead of 10 out of 20 scores taken, it's 8 out of 20 taken. (and multiplied by.93 not .96) My question is, on september 21, will my handicap suddenly change dramatically (backdated) or do I have to play 20 rounds for it to take affect?

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 06:24 PM

In Australia, on the 21st of September 2011 – the new handicapping sytem comes in and instead of 10 out of 20 scores taken, it’s 8 out of 20 taken. (and multiplied by.93 not .96) My question is, on september 21, will my handicap suddenly change dramatically (backdated) or do I have to play 20 rounds for it to take affect?

Your handicap will change immediately ( probably not very dramatically at all) and will be based on the best 8 rounds as previously mentioned.It would only change dramatically if you had some relatively high scores dropping out ( numbers 9 + 10) or if your handicap had gone out by more than 4 in the last 12 months.The 4 shot anchor will impact on some players no doubt.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:04 PM

okay so I'm keen to calculated this precisely as I have a big game on 22nd. Can someone help me with the exact formula? thanks for that.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 09:32 PM

okay so I’m keen to calculated this precisely as I have a big game on 22nd.

Can someone help me with the exact formula?

thanks for that.

From your last 20 scores, take your best 8 and find their average (add them up and divide by 8). Then multiply that number by 0.93

#5 bdoug10

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:05 AM

I will go from 24 to 22

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:47 AM

I will go from 24 to 22

What was your lowest exact handicap in the previous 12 months? You can't be any more than 4 greater regardless of how you've been playing recently.

#7 Hawkers2013

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:50 AM

The new formula will see a lot of players drop a shot or two. The anchor will be harsh for players who have been seriously out of sorts with their game.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 04:43 AM

22.9

#9 Petethegolfer

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:55 AM

So cant you go down 4 shots as well??!! I know you can't go up 4 in 12 months, but I never heard you can't go down 4?

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 06:20 AM

You can go down an unlimited number. At any point your handicap is the lesser of the calculated or 4 shots more than the lowest handicap you have had in the last 12 months.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 06:23 AM

I will drop to 17.9

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:02 AM

There's another little quirk in the changes, although it will only affect those on a high handicap. The maximum recorded score (for men) can not be more than 40 over the ACR. So, for example, if the course rating is 70, the max score going into GL will be 110. A bigger max for the ladies, although I've forgotten what it is (maybe 50 or 55?).

#13 Hawkers2013

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:15 AM

Max differentials will be 50 for ladies & 40 for men.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:33 AM

so if I lose for example 5 strokes on my new calculation, and I play to my old handicap when it will take 12 months to realign the anchor?

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:44 AM

I assume the 4 shot anchor will be a rolling anchor based on the previous 12 months from your most recent round.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:12 PM

That is correct The 12 month period is from 12 months prior to the round that is entered each time.

#17 Hawkers2013

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:01 PM

so if I lose for example 5 strokes on my new calculation, and I play to my old handicap when it will take 12 months to realign the anchor?

Lets suppose that * (somehow) today your handicap goes from 20.0 to 15.0 in one go * that for the next year you don't manage a better differential than 21 *15.0 is your lowest mark for the last 12 months Then your handicap will be limited to a maximum of 19.0 for all of the next 12 months.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:20 PM

At any particular point in time: * Go to your GolfLink record. * Change the range ('Show') to "Last year". * Sort your record by clicking on the little triangle at the top of the 'New Exact' column. * The top-most figure in the 'New Exact' column is now your lowest handicap for the previous 12 months. * Note the date for that handicap. * Add 4.0 strokes and that will be your highest possible handicap until 12 months after the date shown. For example, my lowest handicap was 6.4 on 26/4/11. That means I can't play off more than 10.4 until at least 26/4/12.

#19 Petethegolfer

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 04:42 AM

I love the anchor now because people can't get their handicap up a lot just for one golf tournament and then score like a 60 nett!

#20 Petethegolfer

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 06:11 AM

apparently my handicap will go down 3 - almost four whole strokes!




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