Blog Post By: Emily Rohdy, PGA Head Professional
As some of you may have heard, the USGA has transitioned into the New World Handicap System. For anyone who had a GHIN number last year, this will remain the same. For those who are interested in establishing a handicap for the first time, it is now simpler and more convenient than ever before. Below, you will find a few of the new rule changes for the 2020 season:
- Fewer scores count toward your index: 8 out of your last 20 scores will count towards your handicap.
- Indexes will update overnight: Instead of updating on the 1st and 15th of every month, now every time you post a score, it will automatically update the very next day, so you will have a live-view of what your handicap is at all times.
- Net-double-bogey updates: Net-double-bogey is now the maximum score you can have on any given hole.
- New playing conditions calculation: There will now be a Playing Conditions Calculation (PCC) that will consider the weather conditions on any given day that may have played a factor in how you scored.
- Course rating versus par: Your handicap used to represent the number of strokes you got based on your handicap index in relation to course rating. Now the course handicap will reflect the strokes you get in relation to par.
Later this year in the Golf Shop, we will have a New World Handicap Kiosk available for golfers and guests to use with instructions on how to post scores. For those interested in learning more about the 2020 World Handicap changes, please click here. Please, also feel free to contact me with questions by calling the Golf Shop at (989) 773-6830.
We look forward to seeing you on the course!