Windlesham Golf Club in Bagshot, Surrey took up the challenge of introducing Club Handicaps in 2016; below is a link to their Implementation policy that stands out as a good example to follow. Please remember that this policy was drawn up in 2016 when Club handicaps could not be Competition Handicaps, this, of course, will change and I am sure Windlesham will update their policy for 1st January 2018
So the first change that we will see from CONGU is the Retirement of Club and Disability Handicaps
Retirement of Club & Disability Handicaps – As a result of their low impact these have been removed and replaced by a new Category 5 for Men and Category 6 for both Men and Women, providing for a maximum handicap of 54.0 for all golfers. Players will be able to maintain a Competition Handicap in all six categories. Upward adjustment for all categories will remain at 0.1 and downward adjustments for Net Differentials below Buffer Zones will be 0.5 for Category 5 and 0.6 for Category 6.
In January 2016 Clubs were asked to consider introducing Club Handicaps of 29-36 for Men and 37-54 for Ladies in a hope that they would encourage members, whether Junior or Adult, to play more competitive golf and stay with their Club membership while at the same time increasing accessibility to golf for new and less able players beginning and learning the game as well as older golfers who may be struggling to play to their existing limited CONGU Handicaps.
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2018 is going to be another landmark in the game of golf with the Modernisation of the Rules of Golf due to be introduced in January 2019 and more immediately the following changes to CONGU UHS Handicapping System due to be introduced in January 2018:
CONGU Changes 2018
Changes to the CONGU UHS System have recently been announced. In view of the proposed introduction of the World Handicap System (WHS) these changes have been kept to a minimum and take into account some of the options likely to be adopted in the WHS, principal of which is to encourage players to submit more scores to their handicap record.
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