Thursday, October 22, 2020

World Handicapping System - Bite Size - Day 4

 Frequency of Handicap Index Update

The handicap calculation will take place every night at a specific time and a golfer’s new Handicap Index will be calculated ready for the following day.

It is therefore important that a player submits their score as soon as possible on the day of play, after completion of their round and before midnight (local time).

Golfers must input their gross score for every hole played. If a golfer’s score is not submitted on the day of play it will not be used in the Playing Conditions Calculation.

A golfer will be able to view their new Handicap Index on the Scottish Golf Platform (via the website or App) or through their own golf club.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

World Handicapping System - Bite size - Day 3

 What are Course and playing Handicap Calculations?

https://scottishgolf.org/course-handicap-playing-handicap-calculations/

Your Course Handicap will be the number of strokes a player receives, before handicap allowances, from a specific set of tees as determined by the Slope Rating: 

For example, for a golfer with a Handicap Index of 12.0, playing a course with a Slope Rating of 127, the calculation would be:

12.0 x (127/113) = 13.5 (14)

Note This is the handicap you will put and your card and use when submitting a score, this the important handicap to remember!

Playing Handicap 

The Playing Handicap adjusted for any handicap allowances or Terms of the Competition. It represents the actual number of strokes the player gives or receives for the format of golf being played.

For example, using the above example where the golfer has a Course Handicap of 13.5 and playing a competition with a 95% handicap allowance, the calculation for Playing Handicap would be:

13.5 x 0.95 = 12.8 (13)

Note- This handicap is solely used for the purpose of calculating competition results or when working out allowances for a specific format of play.

Handicap Allowance 

The percentage of a Course Handicap recommended to create equity for all players participating in a specific format of play. See below a list of all formats of play and the recommended Handicap Allowance.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

World Handicapping System - Bite size - Day 2

Handicap Index Calculation 

https://scottishgolf.org/calculating-your-handicap-index-under-whs/

One of the most common questions golfers will ask each other is, “what is your handicap?”

Under WHS, the way in which a handicap is calculated will change slightly, and golfers will receive a new Handicap Index.

A Handicap Index is designed to represent your demonstrated ability.  It is calculated by averaging the best 8 score differentials out of the most recent 20 within your scoring record. Can be made up of both competition and general play scores.

For example, see below the calculation for one of our own Handicapping and Course Rating team:

By taking Adam’s best 8 from his last 20 scores, his Handicap Index is calculated as 12.0.

If your record does not have 20 scores on it already, a modified calculation will be carried out to provide you with a Handicap Index.  The below table highlights how this will be done: 

A Handicap Index will be the measure of a player’s demonstrated ability calculated against the Slope Rating of a golf course of standard playing difficulty (that is, a course with a Slope Rating of 113).

Your Handicap Index provides you with a portable measure of your demonstrated playing ability that is consistent with how all other golfers will be measured around the world. It can be used to track your progress and to play in a casual or a competitive round with any other player from course to course and country to country.

How do I get one?

For new players:

Once you have joined a golf club and you have submitted scores from a total of 54 holes, made up of 9 or 18-hole scores, you will be allocated an initial Handicap Index. 

You are then able to return competition and general play scores (pre-registered).

For existing club members:

We will be using you existing scores on you CDH record to calculate your Handicap Index

What is a score differential? 

The difference between a player’s adjusted gross score and the Course Rating, taking account of Slope Rating. It is the value ‘played to’ on a specific course on a specific day.

Monday, October 19, 2020

World Handicapping System - Bite size - Day 1

 Ladies

Scottish Golf is publishing a guide to the World Handicapping System in easy to read chunks every day over the next two weeks starting today.

Here is Day 1 "The Purpose of the World Handicap System"

https://scottishgolf.org/why-are-we-moving-to-a-new-handicap-system/

With WHS coming into play in Scotland on 2nd November 2020, many golfers across Scotland will be asking, “why are we moving to a new Handicap system?”

WHS aims to provide maximum enjoyment for all who play the game. The new system will enable players of any ability, from anywhere in the world, to play and compete with others on a fair basis. This will be the case whether in competition, or during a casual round.

WHS will encourage as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a handicap and once a golfer has their handicap, players of differing abilities, genders, and nationalities will be able to take their handicap to any course in the world where they will be able to compete on a fair basis.

Another key aim of WHS is that it will indicate, with accuracy, the score a golfer is reasonably capable of achieving on any course around the world, playing under normal conditions.


Thursday, October 15, 2020

CLUB AND COUNTY MATCHES RESUME

The Daily Mail Foursomes, which should have been played throughout 2020, has recently started to run from now until the end of 2021 with this year's qualifiers.

Anne Judge and Sheila Biggart played at home this week against two ladies from Kilbirnie and had a convincing 7&5 win! Well done girls and good luck in the next round.

The Final of the 2019/20 Renfrewshire Ladies County Foursomes (postponed from March) will now go ahead at Erskine on Sunday 25th October. Allison Murray and Lesley Robertson are to play Williamwood's Carol McNally and Alyson McGinnigle. Good luck retaining the trophy for Ranfurly Castle girls (last year's winners were Anne Judge and Marion Munro).

Thursday, October 08, 2020

LADIES COMMITTEE MEETING

The ladies committee will be having an end of season zoom meeting later this month.

If anyone has any issues they think should be discussed, please email me before the end of next week (Friday 16th October) so I can put these on the agenda.

Jan

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

SEPTEMBER TRI-AM RESULTS

27 ladies all seemed to enjoy the Tri-Am today, in spite of the temporary greens. The lovely autumnal weather and shortened holes certainly led to some fabulous scoring.

Winners: Pamela MacKenzie, Louise Cooper, Alison Templeton - 57 pts !!!!

Runners-up: Evy MacGregor, Karen Binning, Kate Scott - 54 pts

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

GREENS MAINTENANCE ON WEDNESDAY

We have been advised that due to the maintenance programme there may be some temporary greens tomorrow (23rd).

As it is a non-counting tri-am, I have said we will go ahead and this will not be a problem so long as the conditions are the same for every team. Eunice is passing this message on to Craig.

Jan

Monday, September 21, 2020

TRI-AM WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2020

Here is the Draw for Wednesday's Tri-Am

Green course (remember to use green stroke index). One Stableford Score to count at each hole. Three Scores to count at 18th hole.

I have tried long and hard to make this competition work on the new Scottish Golf system without success. Please take a card and send me a photo when you finish your round.

Thanks, Jan

9.10

Pamela MacKenzie

Louise Cooper

Alison Templeton

9.20

Vivien Howe

Mary Hardie

Cynthia Keanie

9.30

Denise Cowan

Eleanor Cannon

Vickie Rennie

9.40

Sheila Biggart

Pat Pennel

Chris Minto

9.50

Jan Macnab

Rosemary Ogilvie

Karin Mackenzie

10.10

Anne Robinson

Rosemary Reedie

Gillian Donaghy

10.30

Marion Munro

Helen Abram

Morag Cunningham

10.40

Nancy MacGadie

Lilias Snodgrass

Eileen Walker

10.50

Evy MacGregor

Karen Binning

Kate Scott

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

STABLEFORD COMPETITIONS SEPTEMBER 2020

Congratulations to Eleanor Cannon (20) who had the best score of the day on Wednesday 16 September with 34 pts (bih) off the Green Tees. CSS 76 (R/O) 11 ladies played.

And to Pauline MacEwan (36) who had the best score on Saturday 19 September with 37 pts off the Green Tees, resulting in a 2 stroke handicap cut - well done! CSS 76 (R/O) 6 ladies played.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

SG App Tee Time Booking Trial

 Dear Ladies

Saturday the 19th September will see the trial of tee-time booking using the SG App.

Gents wishing to enter the Autumn Meeting Rd 2 will enter the competition as usual (with Sweep & Twos).
However, rather than booking a Tee-time on ClubV1 they will select a tee-time using the SG App as they enter the competition. i.e. rather than selecting a nominal tee-time on SG App as previously they will select the ACTUAL tee-time that they wish to play on Saturday.

Ladies wishing to enter the Saturday Stableford will enter the competition as usual and select a nominal tee-time as previously operated. To book an Actual tee-time simply follow the instructions below for Casual Booking using the SG App rather than ClubV1.

Anyone wishing to make a Casual Booking for Saturday the 19th September 2020 should do so using the BOOK NOW button on the SG App and follow the on screen instructions.

The News feature is now active on the SG App and you can keep up-to-date with all news by selecting the News section on the bottom of the screen and selecting CLUB rather than Scottish Golf when on the news section.

Any queries please contact Robin (freeburn15@gmail.com) , Jan (janmac283@gmail.com) or Morag (cunninghammorag58@gmail.com)

Friday, September 11, 2020

NEW HANDICAP SYSTEM - POST 2

NEW HANDICAP INDEX

1) On 2nd November, every player will have their Handicap recalculated to produce their new HANDICAP INDEX.

2) This will be done "as if by magic" by Scottish Golf in a black box calculation which will take into account all the scores that are available in the CDH database attached to YOUR CDH NUMBER.

This is why it is very important to have any outstanding issues resolved immediately regarding registering your details with the Scottish Golf App/linking and having only one CDH number.

Please let me know if you have any outstanding problems with this.

3) In calculating your new Handicap Index, scores going back as far as 2017 will be taken into account.

If you have a full handicap record of scores, your Handicap Index will be the AVERAGE of your BEST 8 scores out of your LAST 20 scores.

If you have less than 20 scores in your record, there is a sliding scale of how many will be used and how it will be calculated.

Here is a useful table for anyone with a low number of scores.

[Please remember, you don't actually have to understand all the maths (and there will be a lot more maths to come in future posts!) - it will all be worked out for you]




Wednesday, September 09, 2020

NEW HANDICAP SYSTEM

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW

As it is currently not possible to have a meeting and presentation about the new World Handicap System, I am going to put up a series of Blog Posts covering what we need to know in bite-sized chunks. 

Once the series is complete I will invite questions by email to answer any outstanding concerns or puzzlement.

Post 1 - Introduction

1) The new system will start on Monday 2nd November 2020

2) It is a myth that going forward you have to put in a score every time you play, even in bounce games

3) Most people's opinion (including mine) is that (once we get used to it) the new system will be better and fairer and encourage people to play more competitions (no more threat of "up point one" each time you play).

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

We are hoping for some nice autumn weather to enjoy some competitive golf in what will probably be the final month of this weird and curtailed season.

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Wednesday 9th and Saturday 12th September - Strokeplay competitions

Wednesday 16th and Saturday 19th September - Stableford competitions

Wednesday 23rd September - Ladies Tri-am 

NOTE:

Entry for all these competitions will be through the Scottish Golf App (including the Tri-Am).

After some detailed discussions and emails with David Kernohan from Scottish Golf, I am optimistic that the handicap counting competitions have been set up and can be played from both the Red or the Green tees, as the player chooses, and that the Tri-Am can be entered and scored using the Scottish Golf App. 

More instructions on that nearer the time. 

There will be 24 places available for the Tri-Am and entries open on Saturday (5th September). Draw will be done and blogged by Monday evening 21st September. If you are trying to enter after there are 24 names down, please email Jan to be put on the Reserve List.

Monday, August 31, 2020

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

Sunday 30th August 2020 saw a good number of Ladies out to support our 2 finalists in the Club Champoinship between Jan Macnab and Denise Cowan.  At the start of the season no one thought that this day would take place so we are very grateful to all who took part in the earlier rounds, making this possible.

The weather was kind to everyone, dry with no wind and even the odd blink of sunshine.  Strange times meant that no caddies were being used and the game had a personal Bunker Raker and Flag minder - Marion Munro and Sheila Biggart carried out their tasks impeccably.

Referee Gillian Donaghy was only called on once, I am sure she was delighted with that!  The match was played in a very sporting manner with some impressive golf but the result was Denise winning on the 14th green.  Many congratulatons to her and commiserations to Jan.

The Trophy presentation took place outside on the veranda with everyone keeping to the social distancing rules.










CAPTAIN'S NOTE:
Prior to Sunday, the final of the Bronze Championship took place between Joy McLeod and Helen Abram. There were no spectators there that day sadly to appreciate the high standard of golf, with Joy reported to have had consecutive birdies at 10 and 11 on her way to retaining the Bronze Championship title.
Congratulations to both Denise and Joy.
Jan

Friday, August 28, 2020

HELP WITH THE NEW APP ETC

Ladies a reminder that David Kernohan from Scottish Golf will be at the Club tomorrow (Saturday 29th August) to answer questions and help with the new Scottish Golf App and the World Handicapping System which is coming in from November.

If you have any outstanding issues with your own use of the App, or any general queries you would like answered please come along and ask David.

He will be here from 7.30am - 2pm and available on the terrace or clubhouse (weather dependant).

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

TRI-AM RESULTS WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST 2020

Well done to all 26 ladies who played today in disappointingly wet weather which turned out worse than forecast.

Winners: Nancy MacGadie, Rosemary Ogilvie, Senga Nixon - 47 pts

Runners-up: Jan Macnab, Alison Templeton, Mary-Jane Bird - 46 pts

Monday, August 24, 2020

TRI-AM WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST 2020

Stableford Tri-Am. One score to count at each hole. All 3 scores to count at the 18th hole.

Green course (remember to use green stroke index).

One member of each team please take a card and keep your score. Send a photo of your completed signed card to me at the end.

Draw :

9.20

Vivien Howe

Joy McLeod

Eileen Walker

9.30

Pamela MacKenzie

Gillian Donaghy

Vicky Rennie

9.40

Sheila Biggart

Lilias Snodgrass

Eileen Rankine

9.50

Nancy MacGadie

Rosemary Ogilvie

Senga Nixon

10.00

Jan Macnab

Mary-Jane Bird

Alison Templeton

10.10

Anne Judge

Evelyn McDermid

Jean Murray

10.20

Karen Binning

Jean Irvine

Chris Minto

10.30

Evy MacGregor

Agnes Williamson

Kate Scott

10.40

Marion Munro

Pat Pennel

Cynthia Keanie


I have heard from Mandy that there will be scones available to have with our refreshments after golf (inside or outside).

Jan

Sunday, August 23, 2020

FINALS DAY - SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST

There will no doubt be an all-club email out this week, but I wanted to set out the arrangements for this year's Ladies Final, which will of necessity be somewhat different in the current COVID climate.

The Finals Day timetable will follow last year, with the ladies final teeing off at 12.40pm.

This year's final is a repeat of last year with Denise Cowan and Jan Macnab competing for the Championship title.

In view of the current restrictions and guidelines, the following arrangements will be in place:

1) There will be no caddies, with players having to handle their own equipment.

2) In addition to the Referee, each group will have an individual (gloves-wearing) Flag Attender who can remove the flag if either player wishes.

3) Each group will have a bunker raker, who will carry their own assigned rake.

4) Spectators are welcome, but everyone must use their common sense and adhere to the current government social distancing guidelines.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

WEDNESDAY STABLEFORD 19 AUGUST 2020

Congratulations to Alison Templeton who had the best score of the day with 39pts.

Runner-up was Morag Cunningham with 36pts.

(Red CSS 76 r/o, Green CSS 72. 9 ladies played)