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Pendleton Creek Handicap Posting Guidelines

April 15th. marks the date on which we begin posting our golf scores. As a result, every golfer at Pendleton Creek should be aware of the following:

The purpose of golf’s handicap system is to ensure that golfers of various abilities can compete equally and fairly in all competitive leagues and events. To help guarantee that handicaps are honest and fair, below is a reminder of the USGA handicap posting guidelines.

  1. All rounds of golf should be posted, both 9 and 18 holes. This is especially necessary for players in the Thursday Night League. Also, check to see if the league or event you are playing in requires that your score be posted as a Competition score.
  2. Your posted score must be adjusted to reflect the maximum score you are allowed to post on a hole. The easiest way to do this is to post your scores on GHIN using the hole-by-hole posting option. If you post your total score, you must adjust your score before posting, using the following “formula”.

Par of the hole + 2 strokes (double bogey) + any handicap strokes you are entitled to on that hole = the maximum strokes you can post on that hole.

  1. If you pick up on a hole, you must take the lowest of either - the maximum allowed on that hole or the score you would most likely have gotten on that hole.

To accomplish this goal of maintaining honest and fair handicaps at Pendleton Creek, I will be:

-checking all Yellow Cards turned in to ensure that all scores have been adjusted and posted

-spot checking Thursday League participants to be sure they are posting their scores.

If you have questions and/or concerns regarding this process, you may - contact me - Bill Fleischauer - Men’s Club Handicap Chair

  • ask at the Pro Shop for clarification
  • consult the USGA rules and guidelines, which are easily Googled