Having 5 or more "No score - Not approved" scores within your last 20 live rounds will result in your handicap becoming "provisional" which means that it will no longer be valid and as such you won't be eligible to compete in ANY clubs competitions.
As such players are asked to do the following for EVERY competition they enter:
- Enter all competition scores into our computer system via the touch screen kiosk.
- Place your card within the applicable grade box, please take care to ensure you place your card within the correct box.
- If you have been unable to complete your round for any reason, enter any completed scores into the computer system before stating the reason the round wasn't completed on the top of the card and placing within the grade box.
Note for stroke rounds:
The above issue is always more prevalent during stroke rounds as often players do not complete their round fully. However the system now includes the same "wipe" option for scores during a stroke round so scores can still be entered into the computer.
The new handicap system also converts all competition scores to stableford scores automatically so even if you do not complete a hole in a stroke round you can still enter your scores and have your round handicapped. It may not win the club competition but it could still affect your handicap.
ie. G. Norman, playing off a handicap of 18 starts really badly as he is 12 over through 4 holes before losing a ball on the 5th and disqualifying himself. He continues playing and is only 5 over for the rest of his round. He enters all individual holes scores into the system, which converts it into a stableford score (in this scenario it would be a score of at least 34). This converts to a played to handicap which is in his best 8 and as such positively affects his handicap.
Whilst poor rounds are virtually inevitable doing the above will ensure that your handicap remains current whilst also assisting the match committee in quickly and easily winding up the club competition.