Toscana Country Club Policies and Procedures for Handicapping
The Handicap Committee within the Golf Club is responsible for all aspects of the USGA Handicap System, including the computation of each Member’s Handicap Index. As a committee we will verify that all acceptable scores are reported for handicap purposes. All recorded scores will be made readily available for peer review. The Handicap Committee is responsible for making sure your Handicap Index reflects you potential and must take action if it does not.
Handicap Committee Members:
Co-Chairman: Dave Mount, Co-Chairperson: Gina Walthall and Dave Craig.
As a committee, we ensure compliance with the USGA Handicap System, including peer review. The majority of committee members, including the Chair(s), consist of Members of Toscana Country Club.
The Handicap Committee has set forth the following policies and procedures for all Members using the USGA Handicap System.
- Post all acceptable rounds, including 9 hole scores.
- Scores must be posted within 72 hours of completion of round OR prior to the next revision, whichever comes first.
- Equitable Stroke Control must be applied to all scores for posting purposes
What is an Acceptable Score?
- If 13 or more holes are played in an 18 hole round
- If 7 to 12 holes are played, post a 9 hole round
- Match play, stroke play and team competitions · If a player is requested to pick up when out of contention, including team competitions.
- If a player is disqualified from a competition but has an acceptable score, it must be posted
All acceptable scores must be posted within 72 hours of completion of round OR before the next revision, whichever comes first using one of the following methods:
- Posting computer at any golf course utilizing GHIN handicap services
- GHIN Mobile app
- SCGA Mobile web page
- Scga.org website
- Ghin.com website
- IGN at any course not utilizing GHIN handicap services
- Returned to the Golf Professional Staff for posting
Disciplinary Actions for failure to post or player manipulating their Handicap Index:
- First failure to post or potential manipulation of your score will result in a verbal warning
- Second failure will result in a written warning
- Third failure will result in the appropriate penalty round issued for scores not posted
- After your fourth failure to post your score or continued manipulation of the score file, further disciplinary action will be taken as the Handicap Chair and Committee deems fair and equitable
A player must earn a Handicap Index. No player has an inherent right to a Handicap Index without providing full evidence of ability to our Golf Club’s Handicap Committee. The Handicap Committee has the ultimate authority and obligation to adjust a Handicap Index if it feels necessary to do so.
Please direct any questions or concerns to Dave Craig, Director of Golf at firstname.lastname@example.org