FROM NOVEMBER 2020. The World Handicapping System (WHS) comes into force, your handicap issued at South Shields will be managed by the club and will be calculated differently by the computer software.
During this time another change is that Golfers handicaps + Shots received will change as and when you play other golf courses.
The following pictagrams depict the impact of the new ‘Course Rating System’ will have if you play elsewhere in a competition.
The Slope rating depicts the difficulty of the course
55 being an easy to play course & 155 being the hardest course to play
South Shields Course rating/Slope rating is
Whites – 70.9/126
Yellow – 69.5/121
Red – 74.1/126
When you play somewhere else you will check there Course Handicap Table for your SSGC handicap and that will tell you what your handicap will be at that course it may go UP or it may go DOWN
The Course Handicap Table below shows someone visiting SSGC with a handicap of 23.8 to 24.6 at their home club will play off a handicap of 27