Handicaps & Competition entry
WHS & Slope Rating Guide
The World Handicap System (WHS) is now being used and each course is having a slope rating so you can adjust your Handicap Index to the course you are playing.
Currently the Manor and the Castle courses have been given PROVISIONAL Slope Ratings.
All Cainhoe Wood members now have a Handicap Index which you can find in your Intelligent Golf (IG) account. Your old handicap doesn't exist anymore so don't use it. IG is available as an app on your phone for free and if you haven't already done so, please install it so you can enter section competitions and section social golf. You are also able to access the IG here. If you haven't already got your logon details or have lost them then please contact the club.
Remember the Slope Rating is different for each tee on each course:
PLEASE NOTE: You will be using the OLD yardages for now, until we have got the new Tee Marker positions in place after the Green Keepers have completed their work on the tee boxes. New cards will be printed once the tees have been finished, courses measured and slope rated.
These are the links to the tables to convert your Handicap Index to the Course Handicap according to which course & tee you are playing from:
When using the table, find the range containing your Handicap Index in the left column. Play with the Course Handicap which corresponds with it in the right column.
Please make sure that the Slope of tees from which you are playing correspond with the Slope for which this table applies.
For the moment we are playing SOCIAL golf, so use 100% of your Playing Handicap for now unless otherwise instructed by your Competition Secretary. Once we are allowed to start playing competitions, then different percentages apply, according to which competition. Click here for a table of those Recommended Handicap Allowances so worth getting familiar with them.
For those who like to know the maths in converting their Handicap Index to the Course Handicap this is the formula.
HC Index X Slope Rating = Course HC