Just had a read of the 5 things you need to know about the new WHS.
I might be missing something , but these "changes" don't look much different to what we already have.
Item (1) says fewer scores count towards your index...10 down to 8. We already use 8.
(2) says your index updates in your sleep....nothing new there.
Is Australia already into the new system?
a slight change
average of best 8 /20. BUT not multiplied by 0.93
when calculating daily handicap it will now be.
slope x Golf link index / 113 + ( scratch rating - par) x 0.93
so every ones GA should increase by dividing by 0.93.
example of how then new daily handicap.
if your GA is 18 and playing on a course slope 122 off white tees where ACR is 70 and Par is 72.
daily handicap will be
18 x 122 /113 = 19.4
+ (70 -72 )= 17.4 * 0.93.
daily will be 16
each tee colour will have its own slope rating and ACR.
so at own course you will have a different daily handicap depending on which set of tees you play on that day.
This change will allow clubs to run multi tee competitions at same time.ie your mate might play off red some others off white and other players off the blue tees all in same field which is something that is done a lot in USA but not here as yet.
some clubs have already started conducting these comps.
these changes are to make 36 points actually playing to ones handicap.
the other change is if someone has more than 43 points they will loose an additional shot of GA.
Edited by Bogey Golfer, 02 January 2020 - 06:44 PM.