World Handicap System 2020 – R&A Course Rating and Slope Database

World Handicap System 2020 – R&A Course Rating and Slope Database

With the launch of the World Handicap System on Monday 2 November 2020, I have received a number of requests for the Slope Ratings of Golf Clubs.

The first Course Rating and Slope Database that was available was the USGA National Database.

Recently the R&A have published their World Ratings Database which you can access by clicking on the following link:

R&A CHC Look Up

Search the Database by Selecting your Country and entering part of the Town/County and Golf Club Name as directed on the Search Page.

More to follow on the WHS which I hope you will find useful.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions before I have published furhter information.

Enjoy your golf, but

Stay Safe and Play Safe

Best wishes

Tony

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2 Replies to “World Handicap System 2020 – R&A Course Rating and Slope Database”

  1. Hi Tony, I have 2 questions for you: –
    1. The Course Ratings at my club, Lingfield Park in Surrey, are Red 72.7, yellow 70.4. As I understand WHS Rule 6.2b , the ladies will be entitled to 2 extra strokes when playing both strokeplay and Stableford in mixed competitions. Am I right?
    2. If I am correct, should they add the 2 strokes to their playing handicap before entering their scores on HowDidiDo.com, or should they use the playing h/c and let the computer make the adjustment?
    As Seniors Handicap Secretary, I shall be grateful for your guidance
    Regards, Geoff.

    1. Geoff

      If I may take your points in order

      1. The Course Ratings at my club, Lingfield Park in Surrey, are Red 72.7, yellow 70.4. As I understand WHS Rule 6.2b , the ladies will be entitled to 2 extra strokes when playing both strokeplay and Stableford in mixed competitions. Am I right?

      • Strokeplay: As you say, the Ladies will receive 2.3 Strokes (72.7 – 70.4)

      • Stableford: As these competitions are scored against the Par of the Course rather than the Course Rating, the Playing Handicap will include an adjustment to reflect the difference to ‘play to handicap’ between the mixed tee courses Rule 6.2b(ii)

      From your Clubs details I detect that your Course Par is 71 for both Men and Ladies
      Therefore:
      Points required to play to par:
      Men: 36 – (70.4 – 71)
      = 36 + 0.6
      = 36.6 (Rounded up to 37)

      Ladies: 36 – (72.7 – 71)
      = 36 – 1.7
      = 34.3 (Rounded to 34)

      Ladies will therefore receive 3 Strokes

      These additional strokes are added to the player’s Playing Handicap i.e. after the Handicap Allowance for the format being played has been calculated.

      Follow the link below for a copy of the Guide to the WHS Rules of Handicapping as they apply to GB&I.

      https://www.englandgolf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Guidance-on-the-WHS-Rules-of-Handicapping-as-applied-within-GBI.pdf
      See Appendix I Page 25

      2. If I am correct, should they add the 2 strokes to their playing handicap before entering their scores on HowDidiDo.com, or should they use the playing h/c and let the computer make the adjustment?

      • In order to keep their Scorecard as they play the full stroke allowance should be used in order to keep a track of their score and strokes they give or receive at every hole.
      When entering the score on the HowDidIDo system, as I understand it, when the player signs in to the competition the system will provide them with WHS Handicap Index and playing handicap, I assume it will also calculate and display any adjustment for different tees being played. The only responsibility of the player is to enter the gross score at every hole and if a any holes are skipped or not played designate whether a hole was played and not finished or not played at all.
      I have given you a link to the HowDidIDo support page on the World Handicap System
      Please click on the link below:
      https://www.clubsystems.com/support/world-handicap-system
      I hope this helps
      Every success in your post as Seniors’ Handicap Secretary
      Best wishes
      Stay Safe and Play Safe
      Tony

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