|A Direct Message from the USGA|
|On January 1, 2020, the World Handicap System will officially launch in the United States, delivering the first universal Rules of Handicapping for all golfers. For the first time in the U.S., every Handicap Index will now be computed through a centralized database to ensure consistency and integrity in every number. In anticipation of this significant change, golfers in the U.S. will not be able to post scores or access their Handicap Index between January 1-5, 2020 as we migrate to the new technology. Starting on January 6, golfers will be able to post any scores they missed during this temporary down time, and any rounds played between January 1 – 5 will be used for handicapping purposes under the new World Handicap System. |
|To expand on the USGA's statement|
|Your MVGA-GHIN membership will transfer to the new system. |
Rolling out after the 1st of the year will be a refreshed Score Entry Kiosk, App and Website and the default score entry method will be hole by hole, which you can easily change. We will encourage you to post hole by hole so that the hole data can be leveraged to better support our game and so the new Max Score Feature can be correctly applied.
An additional World Handicap Seminar will be added shortly as well!
WHO POSTED THE MOST ROUNDS IN 2019
During our Active Score Posting Season, March 15 - November 30, Gordon Willins a member of the Heatherwoode Golf Clubs Handicap System posted an incredible 186 rounds of golf, which is basically every playable day. Clearly his retirement lifestyle is the envy of many, including this contributor. To top it all off he has a Handicap Index of 3.6 and has won many, many events in his lifetime and was our 2007 Senior Player of the Year. Here is a picture of him playing in this summer's 100th Metropolitan.
|THE WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM|
Not Sure How Capping Excessive Increases in one's Handicap Index will be calculated into the World Handicap System...Click on the image below and watch a video.
Top 5 Things to Know About the World Handicap System?
To see what your Current Handicap Index would be 2020?
Reference Guide for the World Handicap System
World Golf Handicap Informational Videos
Simplified Change Summaries
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|Historical Reflection |
|In golf, President Taft ﬁnds a national treasure|
A story by our friend John Fischer and shared with his and the Morning Reads Permission
|William Howard Taft, the 27th American president, goes down in history as one of the most avid golfers to occupy the White House and certainly would have endorsed this week’s Presidents Cup|
William Howard Taft wasn’t the best golfer to occupy the Oval Ofﬁce, but he certainly stood out as being among the most avid.
Taft, the 27th U.S. president, preceded the advent of the Presidents Cup, a biennial golf match between the U.S. and Internationals that will play its 13th edition this week in Melbourne, Australia. But Taft, who died in 1930 after serving as president from 1909 to 1913 and then 1921-30 as the Supreme Court’s chief justice, no doubt would have enjoyed the festivities.
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|John Fischer, a retired attorney in Cincinnati, is a golf historian who is a past president of the Golf Collectors Society Now the Golf Heritage Society and a longtime member of the USGA’s Museum and Library Committee. Email: jﬁscheriii@icloud.com|
|WHS Change Summaries |
|Subject #2: Number of Scores Required to Obtain a Handicap Index |
|OLD WAY:A Handicap Index is issued to a player after five 18-hole scores are submitted and a revision takes place. |
|NEW WAY: A Handicap Index will be issued to a player after three 18-hole scores are submitted and a revision takes place. Scores can be made up of any combination of 9-hole and 18-hole scores.|
|WHY: Lowers the barrier to entry for establishing a Handicap Index. Thus, enabling as many golfers as possible the opportunity to establish and maintain a Handicap Index. |
|Too See all the Changes Summaries |
|US wOMEN'S aMATEUR qUALIFIER|
|The US Women's Amateur Qualifier returns to Walnut Grove Country Club on Thursday, July 9th. This year the qualifiers will head to Rockville, Maryland's Woodmont Country Club to complete in the 120th US Women's Amateur, August 3-9th.|
To review this seasons qualifier
Additional Information will be released next Spring!
|UPCOMING EVENTS |
|2020 Tournament Season |
|Mon., May 4 - Spring Better Ball - Troy CC |
|Mon., May 11 - Masters Event - Walnut Grove CC |
|Mon., May 18 - DDWGA Shamble - Urbana CC |
|Tue., May 26 - Ohio Amateur Q - NCR CC - North Course |
|Mon., June 8 - US Open Final - Springfield CC |
|Mon, June 15 - DDWGA Twin BB - CCN |
|Mon, June 22 - Masters Event - Piqua CC |
|Thu, July 8 - USGA Women's Am Q - Walnut Grove CC |
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