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2019 Rules of Golf - Effect on CONGU Handicapping.

There are several new Rules, that will impact on Handicapping including Local Rule E-5 (Alternative to Stroke and Distance for Lost Ball or Ball Out of Bounds), whereby this rule is only appropriate for general play. It is not allowed when scores are to be submitted for handicap adjustment (Qualifying Competitions and Supplementary Scores).
Please see CONGU’s Guide for Committees for where other Rules have an effect on Handicapping.

You can also browse the 2019 R & A Official Rules of Golf here


 

A modern handicap system for all golfers everywhere. 
The new World Handicap System (WHS) has been designed to encourage more golfers to obtain a handicap - enabling them to play with, or against, each other anywhere around the world.

The idea for a new, unified system was conceived by The R&A and the USGA and developed following an extensive review of existing systems administered by six handicapping authorities. Adaptable across golfing cultures, the proposed new system will provide players with a consistent measure of playing ability globally, helping to make the game of golf more enjoyable. Get more details and watch the welcome video here


 

Scottish Golf: Rising to the Challenge. The Scottish Golf National Conference was held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Saturday 1st December. You can watch a full rerun of the Conference on the SG Youtube Channel here


 

Scottish Golf is encouraging clubs across the country to register their interest in the 2019 GolfSixes League.

The GolfSixes League, run in partnership with the Golf Foundation, is a fast, fun, new team format designed to give young beginner golfers, both boys and girls, an opportunity to play in inter-club competitions. The purpose of the league is to help retain and develop young golfers through more on course play using a simple scoring system. For more details click here


 

The GGU end of season 2018 newsletter is now available. It contains a message from Sandy Anderson the new President of the GGU, as well as updates from Scottish Golf and the changes to the Rules of Golf from January 2019. The newsletter may be viewed here


 

Scottish Golf is excited to launch the Young Person’s Golf Panel. Working with young people (both golfers and non-golfers), the role of the panel will be to provide valuable insights and a better understanding of young people and society today.

As part of our commitment to growing the game, it is vitally important we engage and listen to young people and offer a platform that enables them to voice their opinions.

We want young people to be part of shaping the future of golf in Scotland, and are looking for candidates to help us support clubs. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of an exciting time for Scottish Golf, and for the panel to work with the Governing Body for their personal development, life skills and employability skills as Scottish Golf support them fully on their Leadership journey. Read more here


 

Glasgow Golf Union @2017-19