For 2021 we will use the Handicap Index for players so they can calculate their Course Handicap for each match to set the Playing Handicap having taken full difference.
We set the player eligibility rules using a Maximum Handicap Index because that is what makes every player equal.
When playing you will then calculate your Course Handicap:
Handicap Index x (Slope Rating ÷ 113) = Course Handicap
You then take the full difference of the 2 opponents Course Handicaps for the Playing Handicap in your game in the match.
The Maximum Handicap Indexes for 2021 Competitions are
- Ladies Handicap Index of 30
- Gents Handicap Index of 20
The new handicap system is launched in November 2020
“CONGU are delighted to announce that the Agreement for the new World Handicap System (WHS) which will come into operation on 1 November 2020“https://www.congu.co.uk/world-handicap-system-2/
We will be working with various stakeholders to review our rules for the 2021 competition, which will likely see the removal of Rule 6.c. So No additional shots will be given to away players.