Club Support Officer (Cambridgeshire)
England Golf have produced two guidance documents to help clubs and players understand the changes to the CONGU handicapping system which come into effect on 1st January 2018.
The first is a set of FAQs which deal with a range of points on the main changes and the second is an informative factsheet which gives updated details on the changes.
Two of the main changes include:
The end of club and disability handicaps. These will be replaced by a new category 5 for men and a new category 6 for men and women, giving a maximum handicap of 54 for all golfers – which I will certainly be looking to obtain!
The introduction of 9-hole medial competition and 9-hole medal opens. For handicap purposes, the 9-hole medal scores will be converted to stableford points.