Handicapping System

The handicapping system has been modified based on a sliding rule as per previous years.

After numerous discussions with fellow golfers we’ve come up with a system which will be simple, consistent & hopefully fair!

  • Players will play NGN handicap at each event at the commencement of each league, or 1st Corp Cup event they played in for that year, and then Corp Cup handicap given based on performance at each event.
  • This will apply to monthly individual competition as well as b/ball competition (previously high handicappers were disadvantaged in order of merit)
  • handicapping adjustments will be done as per normal on a sliding scale depending on field average of the day.
  • If shots are given due to poor performance, a player cannot play off a handicap which is higher than his official club handicap.
  • Players who perform well can get cut a maximum of 3 shots as per round.
  • Players who have poor scores can receive a maximum of 2 shots, per round, but cannot receive shots higher than official handicap.
  • Maximum handicaps allowed will be 24 for men and 36 for ladies.
  • In both instances, i.e. giving shots & cutting shots, the club handicap would be the base. Thus if an individual is cut 3 shots on a particular day for example club handicap is 10 he would play off 7 at next round. Should his club handicap go up to 11 prior to next event, he would play of 8 (11 – 3) However if his handicap were to go down from 10 to 9 then would still play off 7 as opposed to 6. On the other side should a player be given 2 shots and his club handicap also were to go up, then the additional shots would be added to the new club handicap. E.g. club 10 gets 2 shots following Corp Cup round to 12 and club handicap goes to 11 then next round would play off 11. If club handicap goes down to 9 then Corp Cup handicap would be 9 for following round.

Basically each player would have a Corp Cup handicap which could change monthly, based on preformances.

This system is simple to apply, and should be consistent, as ultimately we want handicaps to be a fair reflection!

When calculating the average score for the day the 10 worst scores will not count.
Example: average individual score for the day is 33 points. 

0 - 5 Handicap Player     33      
Stableford Score -27 28 - 29 30 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 40 41+
Adjustment +2 +1 0 -1 -2 -3


6 - 24 handicap player     33      
Stableford Score -28 29 - 30 31 - 35 36 - 37 38 - 39 40+
Adjustment +2 +1 0 -1 -2 -3

Calculations are based on the minimum field average of 31 and the maximum of 36

Any suggestions are more than welcome - bottom line is 
this year's CCGC should be competitive but fair!

  • Players who have been suspended from golf clubs are not allowed to play in Corp Cup events
  • Teams who win their respective division qualify for the playoffs for a chance to compete in the Paradis Golf Cahllenge in Mauritius the following July.
  • Players competing in this final will play off latest Corp Cup handicaps, from Fancourt weekend or their last Corp Cup round.
  • If player needs to be substituted for the finals, a player who has played at least 2 rounds during that year are eligible
  • The event organiser can use his discretion when calculating a player’s handicap if need be
  • The finals are being held at Erinvale GC on Wednesday 23rd November. All 12 division winners will qualify to compete for a trip to play in the Paradis Golf Challenge taking place in July 2012.

Download the SAGA Handicapping Manual (full version) »

Download the SAGA Handicapping Manual (summary) »

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