Tallwood Women's Club maintains a current license from the USGA to utilize the USGA Handicap System, and to issue a Handicap Index to each of its members. In order to maintain that license, the club must follow the procedures of the USGA Handicap System. Failure to follow all procedures endangers the license of the entire club and the handicaps of all of its members.
Two basic premises underlie the USGA Handicap System, namely that each player will try to make the best score at every hole in every round, regardless of where the round is played, and that the player will post every acceptable round for peer review. The player and the player’s Handicap Committee have joint responsibility for adhering to these premises.
Handicap indexes are issued and revised every two weeks during the course of the season (every three weeks at the end of the season). A list of member handicaps (adjusted for play at Tallwood) is posted on the TWC section of the front bulletin board. Members may also have a copy of their current handicap index emailed to them. Sign up via http://www.ghin.com by clicking the “E-MAIL UPDATE” link at the top of that page.
The handicap index email is sent from the CSGA. CSGA does not disclose the addresses of its members, so signing up for this service will not subject you to unwanted “spam”. This is the best and fastest way to receive your handicap index at each revision.
If you need help determining the correct score to post for any round or whether the round is acceptable for posting, please contact the Handicap Committee.
ESC sets a maximum number that a player can post on any one hole depending on the player's Course Handicap. ESC is used only when an actual or most likely score exceeds the player's maximum number based on the table below. Each player is responsible for adjusting his own score in accordance with ESC.
Note that when playing in a tournament, your scorecard should reflect your actual score, not your score that is adjusted for ESC. When entering your score in the computer for handicap computation purposes, use ESC to adjust your hole-by-hole scores, as necessary.
Please note that any rounds played in the following types of tournaments should be posted with a “T” designation:
Routine weekly competitions are posted as “home” scores (with an “H”). Routine rounds played away from Tallwood are posted as “away” scores (with an “A”).
Scores can be posted:
Make sure your playing partners post their rounds, too!
Sooner is better. The USGA recommends posting immediately after the round. In any case, all scores must be posted within 2 weeks of being played.
Repeated failure to post in a timely manner will subject the player to having a penalty score posted. A “penalty score” is a score posted by the Handicap Committee for a player who does not return a score or otherwise does not observe the spirit of the USGA Handicap System.
The foundation of the handicap system is taking responsibility for posting every round played and making sure your playing partners do so as well. Without peer review, the handicap system has no merit.
If there are any mistakes on your record, please notify the pro shop. This includes anything related to your GHIN record including name or email address, as well as mistakes made while posting scores.
Questions? Please contact the handicap chair.