CONGU Definitions

Competition Play Conditions

Competition Play Conditions prevail during Stroke Play, Par/Bogey and Stableford competitions over 18 holes and for competitions played over a Designated Nine-Hole Course under the Rules of Golf from Competition Tees. Competition Play Conditions shall not prevail
when the length of the course played varies by more than 100 yards (91 metres) from the length of the Measured Course.
Note 1 :
Special rules apply when the length of a Measured Course has been temporarily reduced or increased – see Clause 13 of the CONGU UHS Manual
Note 2:
Special rules apply to Nine-Hole Qualifying Competitions
– see Clause 22 of the CONGU UHS Manual


Performance Against Target

CONGU use a Mathematical Modelling Formula that they devised to provide a quantitative relationship between  how a player should perform over a calendar year (the Target) and her/his actual playing performance. The actual formula will not be released and is protected by legal restraints.

Using the PAT algorithm, if a player’s performance is better than her/his  Target then a handicap reduction will be recommended or should it indicate that a player’s playing performance has fallen short of her/his calculated target, then a handicap increase would be recommended.

The Target is different for each handicap category