Handicapping enables fair matches between all players.
Instruction for Club Handicap Chair
CWDGA has created these guidelines to assist Club Handicap Chairs. Click here to download .pdf file.
USGA Handicap Rules Govern CWDGA play.
The USGA Handicap System Manual has details on the determination of handicaps, course ratings and very useful information on how to apply handicaps to various golf competitions. The USGA Handicap Reference Guide includes course handicap tables for slope ratings from 100 to 155. New Club Handicap Chairs shall be given a copies of both at the Spring Meeting.
The active season for the CWDGA is April 1 through October 31. Handicaps are revised on the 1st and 15th of each month.
CWDGA Handicap Policy
CWDGA member clubs use the CDGA Handicap Information System and their recommended computer service, to assure uniformity of handicaps. The CWDGA provides its member clubs with current copies of The USGA Handicap System manual and The USGA Handicap System Reference Guide. Member clubs should thoroughly review and comply with all aspects of the USGA Handicap System.
Sections 4, 5 and 6 of The USGA Handicap System manual explains the procedures for adjusting and posting scores and keeping records. Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is mandatory for all golf clubs issuing Handicap Indexes.
|Course Handicap||ESC Maximum|
|9 or less||Double Bogey|
|40 and above||10|
Every player is responsible for returning all acceptable scores, as defined in Section 5 of the The USGA Handicap System manual, made at her home course or away. Scores made at any golf course in this district during the inactive season may not be accepted for handicap purposes, but scores made at a golf course in an area observing an active season must be posted for handicap purposes, even if they are made during the inactive season in this district. See The USGA Handicap System manual, Section 6-2. The active season for the CWDGA is April 1 through October 31.
Scores made during the four CWDGA tournaments: Championship; One-Day Stroke Play; Better-Ball of Pairs and Senior Better-Ball of Pairs - are tournament scores as defined in Section 5-2e of the The USGA Handicap System manual and must be posted for handicap purposes. Scores posted for regular play dates at member clubs should not be designated as tournament scores.
CDGA Handicap Link
View your handicap history and post your scores using the CDGA Handicap Link. Click here for more information.
USGA Handicaps On-Line
The USGA, in conjunction with the R&A in St. Andrews, Scotland, writes, interprets and maintains the Rules of Golf to guard the tradition and integrity of the game. Use the link above for more information.