Section 3-5: Players competing from different tees / Men & women from the same tees. Excerpt from USGA Handicap Manual a. Different Tees: Men vs. Men; Women vs. Women; Women vs. Men Different tees usually have different Ratings. Because a USGA Course Rating reflects the probable score of a scratch golfer, the higher-rated course is more difficult, and the player playing from the set of tees with the higher USGA Course Rating receives additional stroke(s) equal to the difference between each USGA Course Rating, with .5 or greater rounded upward. The additional stroke(s) are added to the Course Handicap of the player playing from the higher-rated set of tees. (See Decision 3-5/1.) Example 1: If men playing from the middle tees where the men’s USGA Course Rating is 70.3 compete against men playing from the back tees where the men’s USGA Course Rating is 72.6, the men playing from the back tees will add two strokes (72.6 – 70.3 = 2.3 rounded to 2 ) to their Course Handicap. Example 2: If women playing from the forward tees from which the women’s USGA Course Rating is 73.4 compete against men playing from the middle tees from which the men’s USGA Course Rating is 70.9, the women will add three strokes (73.4 – 70.9 = 2.5 rounded to 3) to their Course Handicap. b. Same Tees: Men vs. Women Men and women playing from the same set of tees will have different ratings. Because the women’s USGA Course Rating usually will be higher, women receive additional stroke(s) equal to the difference between ratings, with .5 or greater rounded upward. Example: If women playing from the middle tees from which the women’s USGA Course Rating is 77.3 compete against men playing from the middle tees from which the men’s USGA Course Rating is 70.9, the women will add six strokes (77.3 – 70.9 = 6.4 rounded to 6) to their Course Handicap. The adjustment must be added to the higher-rated tee players’ Course Handicap even if it causes a Course Handicap to exceed the maximum possible for the Slope Rating of the set of tees being played. Alternatively, it is permissible to subtract the extra handicap strokes from the Course Handicap of the player playing from the tees with the lower USGA Course Rating. How to Properly Apply Section 3-5: Step 1: Calculate Course Handicap from tees played per Section 3-3. Look up each player’s Course Handicap on the appropriate gender-based Course Handicap Table for the tees played or use the Course Handicap formula: Handicap Index x Slope Rating of tees played, and then divided by 113. Example: A woman with a Handicap...
The 81 juniors who will compete in this year’s Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills were announced on Wednesday. The Champions Tour event is slated for Sept. 13-18.
San Jose State officials and other dignitaries broke ground on the university’s new $10.2 golf complex. The Spartan Complex will be the first-ever on-campus training facility for the men and women’s SJSU golf programs.
Northern California has played a prominent role in the story of women’s golf. Here’s a look at those who shaped the region.
Stanford junior Maverick McNealy, who won last year’s NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship in record fashion, is again a semifinalist for the annual Ben Hogan Award, which goes to the best collegiate player.
Get playing lessons and then head straight out to the course for a competition with your instructor acting as coach and caddie? It’ll happen this weekend at Coyote Creek GC, as part of the America’s Golf Coach competition.
NCGA member Bryson DeChambeau, who at one point was just a stroke off the lead at the Masters, is making his pro debut at this week’s RBC Heritage.
The annual Chevron Charity Shoot-Out between the San Francisco 49ers and S.F. Giants teed off Tuesday at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Here’s a photo gallery of some of the action.
Championship Handbook Regular Club Entries Four Ball Net Net Amateur Senior Four Ball Net Scratch League Zone Chart Eligibility Requirements for Team Match Associate Club Entries Associate Club Four Ball Net Associate Club Championship Associate Club Net Amateur Senior Four Ball Net Club Officers: Online Event Registration For clubs wishing to pay entry fees by credit card please click the Online Event Registration Link above. If you do not have a username and password for the club officers login page please contact Alex Anderson or Jason Gilbert in the Rules and Competitions Department at 831-625-4653. For clubs withing to pay entry fees by check please print and fill out the entry form and mail it to the address below. NCGA Tournaments 3200 Lopez Road Pebble Beach, CA...
Continuing a tradition began in 2015, we present our second annual Rules Quiz. The questions are complex requiring a nuanced command of the Rules of Golf. The quiz also requires a Decisions on the Rules of Golf book (available on USGA.org). Some of the questions pertain to new rules and decisions implemented for 2016.