Club Belrose Golf members must hold a Golflink handicap to play
New members with an existing Golflink handicap will use that handicap
To obtain a Golf Australia handicap a player’s latest 20 games played will be used to take the average result of the best 8 games.
This result is adjusted by a Multiplier of 0.93% and since the 30th Jan 2020 is done in the Daily Handicap calculations. See further on.
New members will be required to play 3 games to obtain a handicap. Players having played 3 to 20 rounds will be handicapped in accordance with the following rules;
3 to 6 rounds
7 or 8 rounds
9 or 10 rounds
11 or 12 rounds
13 or 14 rounds
15 or 16 rounds
17 or 18 rounds
19 or 20 rounds
A Hard Cap prevents a player’s handicap from increasing any more than 5 strokes beyond their best exact handicap from the previous 12-month rolling period. The Hard Cap only takes effect after 20 rounds have been played.
From the 30th January 2020
Bonus Reduction for Exceptional Net Score GOLF Link will apply an automated extra reduction to your GA Handicap for any net score that is at least 7 strokes better than it (go to your handicap record on www.golf.org.au and compare your ‘Score Differential’ for the round with what your GA Handicap was before that round was played).
In addition to the existing Hard Cap of 5 strokes, a Soft Cap is being introduced. The Soft Cap will take effect if your GA Handicap increases to 3 strokes above its best point for the previous 12 months. Once in the Soft Cap zone, your GA Handicap will only be allowed to increase by 50% of the calculated amount.