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    Today, 15:48
    Grounding the club does not necessarily mean she caused it to move. The rule re addressing the ball was removed in 2016
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    Today, 15:28
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    I think you have mixed up Course Rating and Slope. Course Rating is the direct equivalent of SSS in CONGU using the USGA rating method. Slope...
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    Today, 14:46
    The new Local Rule came into force Jan 2017 after a high profile incident involving Dustin Johnson in the 2016 US Open (and Ian Poulter in 2010). The...
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    Today, 07:38
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    1) This probably won't continue into the WHS. 2) Tournaments are only elite competitions aimed at (in CONGU terms) Club gross championship, county...
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    Yesterday, 22:51
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    His base handicap index reflects the underlying scoring ability of the player. This must be based on the difficulty (for him) of the courses he has...
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    Yesterday, 20:12
    Bird
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    Yesterday, 18:54
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    Competition status has not been mentioned. I suspect it will disappear as the concept is not in the EGA system either
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    Yesterday, 18:47
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    Presumably the competition is played off scratch. I cant see a provision for overseas scores to be returned in European countries in the EGA book
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    Yesterday, 17:47
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    Many, if not all, USGA visitors to Scotland, Ireland and continental Europe, where USGA slope is already universal, do take their scores home. This...
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    Yesterday, 17:33
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    Did you mean the Course Rating? That's how you will know how well you played.
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    Yesterday, 07:48
    rulefan replied to a thread Ken3over in Rules of Golf
    I don't think lifting was a choice he wished to make. I think is was substituting another ball.
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    21-Feb-2018, 23:22
    rulefan replied to a thread Ken3over in Rules of Golf
    I only spotted the reference in#4
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    21-Feb-2018, 22:37
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    Yes.
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    21-Feb-2018, 22:35
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    That's why (competent) handicap committees will still be required.
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    21-Feb-2018, 22:29
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    What I meant by 'special treatment' was that currently under USGA tournament scores have a higher value and remain in the counting scores longer that...
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    21-Feb-2018, 22:19
    rulefan replied to a thread Ken3over in Rules of Golf
    Or any option under 28
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    21-Feb-2018, 16:57
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    Note, this is not a wholesale adoption of the USGA system. Although much of what you quoted remains, a deal does not. The principle of averaging...
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    21-Feb-2018, 16:50
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    The slope does not tell you how difficult a course is. The Course Rating does that. The slope tells you the relative difficulty of that...
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    21-Feb-2018, 16:45
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    Other than within the Course Rating system and how the playing handicap derives from it, no.
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    21-Feb-2018, 16:42
    Because of the costs involved and a relatively short life, CONGU no longer supply a printed manual. Downloading the pdf and viewing/printing or...
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    21-Feb-2018, 13:52
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    It is the USGA who has the system used in the USA and a variant in Canada. The USPGA has nothing to do with handicapping
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    21-Feb-2018, 13:47
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    It is an amalgam of what is perceived to be the best parts of the six systems already in use around the world. Those that are doing all the work are...
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    21-Feb-2018, 13:36
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    There are no guys using this system at present. All of the six systems round the world will face greater or lesser changes. If a course (ie...
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    21-Feb-2018, 13:26
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    The rating figures for scratch players being produced show very little variation from the old SSS. The problem will be the slope adjustment for...
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    21-Feb-2018, 13:21
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    That will be at the discretion of the relevant national handicapping authority. The premise was/is that provision would be made for 'traditional...
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    21-Feb-2018, 13:16
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    Just a reminder to those who haven't registered it yet. Social score entry will not be compulsory. The process will be virtually the same as the...
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    21-Feb-2018, 13:13
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    CSS as such will go. It will be the differential between the (net double bogey) score, slope adjusted handicap and the course rating that produces...
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    21-Feb-2018, 12:56
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    A new course rating system is in the process of being introduced. It is the one used everywhere else in the world except by England men.
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    21-Feb-2018, 08:10
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    Average of the best 8 from the last 20. Not average score. What will happen to the handicaps of his opponents? Won't they be different?
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    21-Feb-2018, 08:01
    rulefan replied to a thread World Handicap System in The Lounge
    A presentation by England Golf to its Handicap Advisers. It is being rolled out to club handicap secretaries in presentations around the country...
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