Friday, September 11, 2020



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]