Captain Mark Kennedy’s Prize 2018
IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATING TO HANDICAPS
Players participating in Captain Mark Kennedy’s Prize qualifier this coming weekend 6th & 7th July should be aware of the change to the CONGU regulations with regard to handicap adjustments for a competition played over an extended period of time.
The regulation, in Clause 20 of the CONGU Unified Handicapping Guidelines for 2018, states that a player MUST play off their ACTUAL handicap in both rounds of the competition. Practically this means that handicap adjustments will be made after the qualifying rounds and anyone subject to a handicap adjustment MUST play off the adjusted handicap in the Final Round on Sat 14th July.
A copy of the updated CONGU regulation is attached below for your reference. In particular your attention is drawn to section 2 of Decision 4(a), highlighted in yellow, below.
CONGU ® UNIFIED HANDICAPPING SYSTEM ALTERATION OF HANDICAPS – Clause 20
|Dec.4(a)||Alteration of handicaps in the course of a competition over more than one round|
In a Stroke Play or Match Play competition played over more than one round, the Committee in charge, in the Conditions of the Competition, are required to establish whether or not the handicap of a player at the start of the competition applies throughout the competition.
In framing the conditions of a competition played over more than one round, the following guidelines are recommended.
- In a competition such as a 36hole or 72-hole competition played in the same day or over a number of days within a short period of time the handicap of a player applying at the beginning of a competition shall apply throughout the duration of the competition. CONGU® strongly recommends that ‘a short period of time’ be interpreted as being on the same or consecutive days and that anything else represents ‘an extended period of time’.
- In a competition where individual rounds are over an extended period of time and there has been the opportunity to compete in other unrelated competitions between rounds, a player must play from the handicap current at the time of entry for each of the individual rounds of the competition.