- Handicapping System – 2018 Changes
- Handicapping – The basics….
- SSS and CSS – Where do we start?
- Four-ball Better Ball – 90%
- 9-Hole Competitions – Short on Time Play Nine
- Supplementary Scores
- Stableford/Net Double Bogey Adjustment
- Multiple Tee, Same Prizes Competitions
- The Buffer Zone
- Player Responsibilities
- Standard Scratch Score (SSS) – How is it Calculated?
- 2017 Season in Numbers
2017 Season in Numbers
We’ve reached the end of the 2017 season and we hope you’ve enjoyed your golf wherever you’ve played. Competitive golf in Scotland remains buoyant with more than 1.3m rounds played across the country between April and October.
Using the numbers gathered from our Centralised Database of Handicaps*, we wanted to share some of the most interesting stats from the year, to acknowledge the achievements of club golfers and help you gauge your game compared to the rest of the golfing population!
Most Improved Female Golfer in 2017 | Top 10
|Sophie Murphy||Clydebank & District||17.8|
|Hannah Robb||St Regulus||14.3|
|Freya Russell||Ladies Golf Club Troon||12.1|
|Rachel Adam||Cullen Links||11.8|
|Abigail May||St Regulus||11.6|
|Lorraine Chalmers||Ayr Belleisle Ladies||11.3|
|Amy McKie||Dumfries & County||11.2|
Most Improved Male Golfer in 2017 | Top 10
|Lee Thompsom||McDonald GC||12.6|
Most Competitions Played in 2017 | Top 10
|Name||Club||Number of Rounds|
|Scott Stewart||Craigie Hill||113|
|Wullie Brown||Ballumbie Castle||95|
|Ronnie Fitzpatrick||King JamesVI||94|
* The information presented has been taken from Scottish Golf’s CDH (Centralised Database of Handicaps) covering the period 1 April to 30 October 2017, based on scoring and handicapping data that Scottish Golf has received from affiliated clubs.
** Please note all handicap reductions were calculated from a maximum starting point of 28 for males and 36 for females.