The following policy for Condado de Alhama golf society is taken from the Condado de Alhama Golf Society website cdagolf.com.
CDA Golf Society Handicapping Policy
For ALL competitions the maximum handicap is 28 for men and 36 for ladies.
1) Existing members that play regularly.
Members that play regularly or solely at Condado will have their society handicap maintained by the committee. Members need to play at least 5 qualifying rounds per year (1st April to 31st March) for their society handicaps to remain active.
Only active players may win a society Major competition.
An annual review will occur in December each year after the last qualifier of the year, any player that has played 5 times during the current year will be marked as active.
Only players that have played at least 5 times in the current period and 8 times or more in the current and preceding review period will be included in the annual review and be open for handicap adjustment.
Members that play between 5 and 8 times in the current and preceding review period, will not be subject to the annual review but their handicaps may still be adjusted under “General Play” guidelines if the committee consider it suitable.
2) Existing members that do not play regularly.
It is only by the analysis of a players performance over a number of games that the society will be able to determine if their current society handicap is a true reflection of the members playing ability. Therefore, in line with regulations, members that do not play a minimum of 5 qualifying rounds a year will be marked as having an “inactive” handicap with the society.
The society recognises that in the majority of such cases the member will have an active handicap from their home club, in these circumstances and where the member can show evidence of an active home handicap, the member will not be required to submit the three cards to reactivate their society handicap.
Handicaps from the UK will be converted to a comparable handicap where necessary to determine their society handicap. See Congu/Ega Conversion
When a player cannot provide evidence of an active home handicap they may still play in Society events off their old society handicap but may not win a Major competition until three cards have been submitted and their handicap reviewed and reactivated.
Existing members that have an active handicap outside of Condado are required to inform the committee of any changes to their home handicap. Where there is a difference between the existing society handicap and the one from their home club ( after conversion if required ) an adjustment will be made. In the cases where the members home handicap is more than two shots different to the Society handicap there will be a review carried out by the society handicap committee.
3) New Society Members.
When a new members joins the society they will be required to show evidence of an active handicap from the home club, this will then become their society handicap, once converted using the method prescribed by CONGU/EGA if required. See Congu/Ega Conversion
New members are required to have taken part in a least one Society singles competition to be eligible to win a society Major competition.
In the event where no prove of an active handicap can be produced then the following process will apply,
3a) A new player who has just taken up the game.
The member will be assigned a temporary handicap of either 28 for men or 36 for women. The member should complete and return the cards from 3 rounds of golf , played with and counter signed by another full and active society member to the committee who will then assign an updated active handicap.
3b) A new player who has previously played but does not have an active handicap.
The member will be assigned a temporary Society handicap equal to his current inactive handicap. ( After conversion if required ) The member should complete and return the cards from 3 rounds of golf, played with and counter signed by another full and active society member to the committee who will then assign an updated Society handicap.
In both cases the member may enter society competitions but will not be entitled win any event until the 3 cards have been returned and a Society handicap assigned.
GENERAL PLAY ADJUSTMENTS
In exceptional cases, the society committee may adjust the player’s handicap between annual reviews if there is compelling evidence that his handicap does not reflect his current playing ability.
- Society handicaps are valid for use within the Society only and are NOT to be confused with official EGA handicaps.