Changes to handicap system from 1st January 2016

Published: 29th August 2015

England Golf have confirmed that the calendar handicap year is to change as from January 2016 and will run from 1st January until 31st December each year and NOT 1st March as decided last year. If you haven’t returned a minimum of 3 qualifying cards since 1st March 2015, you will need to do so before the end of December to hold a competition handicap. These cards can be in qualifying competitions or supplementary score cards.

The second major change is that in 4 Ball Match play instead of ¾ handicap difference being used it will become 90% also from 1st January 2016.