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Getting a handicap and WHS

  • 17-11-2021 10:26am
    Registered Users Posts: 386 ✭✭

    If you join a club, do you need to still play the three rounds with a marker on that course, or since WHS arrived can you submit three rounds from any course?

    I'm wondering how Distance membership works nowadays.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,424 ✭✭✭Ivefoundgod

    accidental double post, please delete.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,450 ✭✭✭✭prawnsambo

    You have to submit cards to your club handicap secretary from the club you're a member of. You could play other courses and submit cards from there, but your club would likely reject them since they would have a defined procedure for submitting handicap cards. For example, my club requires that initial handicap cards are played from a specific set of tees and from the permanent tee markers with another member attesting your score.

    Handicap allocation is based on more than just scores submitted. Other factors are and should be taken into account.

  • Registered Users Posts: 386 ✭✭Skyfloater

    Thanks for that PS. I only play about a dozen rounds a year these days, so regular membership just isn't worth it. I can't say the thought of 3 rounds at Slievenamon fills me with joy. Ballymoney in Gorey does a similar deal for those 50km away. Not sure where else though.