In an effort to bring these grade numbers closer together the handicap ranges were altered and the data used to determine a more even split. As a result of this assessment the following changes will be made to the current handicaps within each grade.
Current Handicap Range:
0 - 12
13 - 19
20 - 25
New Handicap Range:
0 - 14
15 - 19
20 - 24
These changes will help to ensure that grades are more even and that each member is competing within a grading that has on average a similar number of players. The data shows that these changes will bring numbers broadly in line across grades with averages of 29 in A, 37 in B, 32 in C and 28 in D.
The same assessment was made for the Divisions played in during a Thursday competition of over 50 players and a minor adjustment of altering Division 1 to move from a 0-20 range to a 0-19 range will be made.
All of these changes will be in force for competitions from Thursday 7th April / Saturday 9th April.
Whilst these changes will affect eligibility for the Club Championships the Match Committee will review these rules and the competition in general to try and ensure the grading's within the Club Championships are also as fair as possible for all members.