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    Re: Can You Have an Official Handcap and not be a member of a Club?

    The £50 year club would have to maintain his handicap in the sense of administering it, keeping the record etc.

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    Re: Can You Have an Official Handcap and not be a member of a Club?

    Which would involve processing and checking all the away scores.

    Not sure many h'cap secs or club managers at a municipal course would welcome that.

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    Re: Can You Have an Official Handcap and not be a member of a Club?

    Quote Originally Posted by rulefan View Post
    Which would involve processing and checking all the away scores.

    Not sure many h'cap secs or club managers at a municipal course would welcome that.
    Itís not exactly a hardship and with IG itís auto downloaded every night then takes minutes to enter

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    Re: Can You Have an Official Handcap and not be a member of a Club?

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post
    Itís not exactly a hardship and with IG itís auto downloaded every night then takes minutes to enter
    Don't forget he is Cat1 and that involves the Audit and muni's handicap administration is not always the easiest job.

    Incidentally, I don't think many munis can afford IG or Club V1.
    Last edited by rulefan; 04-Jan-2018 at 22:25.

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    Re: Can You Have an Official Handcap and not be a member of a Club?

    Quote Originally Posted by rulie View Post
    You seem to be suggesting that the only thing traditional member clubs offer are the right to have a handicap. If that's all they have to offer to members, perhaps they should fail. I think that you're grossly underselling what traditional member clubs have to offer to members.
    That's absolutely not what I'm suggesting but feel free to presume away

    Given the trend towards nomadic golf, fall in membership (generally speaking) due in the main to cost if you introduce a handicap system like this where people can have a handicap to play in Opens/"Public Golfer Clubs" to get competitive golf I suspect a number of clubs would fail.

    Look at the US where the handicap system is in place, their membership model is very different to ours.

    Only a concern of mine, I am a member of a "traditional" members club so know exactly what they have to offer thanks

    Only my opinion though.
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    Re: Can You Have an Official Handcap and not be a member of a Club?

    Quote Originally Posted by rulefan View Post
    Which would involve processing and checking all the away scores.

    Not sure many h'cap secs or club managers at a municipal course would welcome that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post
    Itís not exactly a hardship and with IG itís auto downloaded every night then takes minutes to enter
    Maybe it's an age thing but I thought that one of the tenets of the handicap system was that the handicaps of members of a club would be subject to peer review. If he never plays at his Home Club, how would that work?

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    Re: Can You Have an Official Handcap and not be a member of a Club?

    Quote Originally Posted by NWJocko View Post
    That's absolutely not what I'm suggesting but feel free to presume away

    Given the trend towards nomadic golf, fall in membership (generally speaking) due in the main to cost if you introduce a handicap system like this where people can have a handicap to play in Opens/"Public Golfer Clubs" to get competitive golf I suspect a number of clubs would fail.

    Look at the US where the handicap system is in place, their membership model is very different to ours.

    Only a concern of mine, I am a member of a "traditional" members club so know exactly what they have to offer thanks

    Only my opinion though.
    Not surprising that the EGU Associate scheme was closed when it was realised that club membership was being affected and was one of the reasons membership was going down.

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    Re: Can You Have an Official Handcap and not be a member of a Club?

    Quote Originally Posted by rulefan View Post
    Not surprising that the EGU Associate scheme was closed when it was realised that club membership was being affected and was one of the reasons membership was going down.


    Handicaps in themselves are not the main reason golf clubs exist, they are however the mechanism by which (in your club and further afield in club teams, opens etc) golfers can access competitive golf. At the moment you have to be a club member to get that access, if you remove that......
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    Re: Can You Have an Official Handcap and not be a member of a Club?

    Perhaps the Handicapping Authority has too much (authority) and is afraid of losing some of it?

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    Re: Can You Have an Official Handcap and not be a member of a Club?

    Quote Originally Posted by rulie View Post
    Perhaps the Handicapping Authority has too much (authority) and is afraid of losing some of it?
    I don't know enough about it to comment in terms of "authority" or level thereof, whether they do or not it, indirectly, sustains to quite a large extent the viability of members clubs imo
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