20 JANUARY 2017 HANDICAPPING COMMUNICATION
Completion of 2016 Review & Monitoring of GA Handicap System
– LOWER LIMIT OF D.S.R. TO BE CHANGED TO 1 BELOW THE SCRATCH RATING (from the current limit of 3 below): TO TAKE EFFECT AT 5.00AM ON MONDAY 30 JANUARY 2017
3 AUGUST 2016 HANDICAPPING COMMUNICATION
Update from Golf Australia Chairman on Review & Monitoring of GA Handicap System (3-8-2016)
2 JULY 2015 HANDICAPPING COMMUNICATION
Update from GA Chairman on Handicapping Matters (2-7-2015)
13 JANUARY 2014 HANDICAPPING COMMUNICATION
Notice to Golf Clubs - Status of Handicaps & Competitions whilst GOLF Link is Offline (13-1-2014)
19 DECEMBER 2013 HANDICAPPING COMMUNICATION
Schedule of GOLF Link downtime for New Handicap System Launch
5 DECEMBER 2013 HANDICAPPING COMMUNICATION
New Handicapping Resource for Clubs: DAILY HANDICAP LOOK-UP CHARTS
27 SEPTEMBER 2013 HANDICAPPING COMMUNICATION
NEW HANDICAPPING RESOURCE FOR CLUBS: Interactive Check-list for Club Handicapping Administrators
10 JULY 2013 HANDICAPPING COMMUNICATION
Letter from the Chairman of Golf Australia advising of the Implementation Date for the Complete New GA Handicap System
5 APRIL 2013 HANDICAPPING COMMUNICATION
Letter from the Chairman of Golf Australia announcing the Increase of the Handicap Anchor from 4 Strokes to 5 Strokes
26 OCTOBER 2012 HANDICAPPING COMMUNICATION
GA Handicapping Communication (26-10-2012)
Q&A - DSR, Slope and the new GA Handicap System
Q&A - GA Handicap System; THE ANCHOR REGULATION
1 JUNE 2012 ANNOUNCEMENT OF MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE COMPLETE NEW G.A. HANDICAP SYSTEM
View the communication from the Chairman of Golf Australia dated 1 June 2012.
Letter from the Chairman of Golf Australia announcing the major components of the complete new GA Handicap System
Flyer outlining the key developments and actions associated with designing the new handicap system (sent to all clubs via Australia Post in A4 size)
Click Here to view the report on the 2011 National Handicapping Survey
5 SEPTEMBER 2011 ANNOUNCEMENT TO CLUB ADMINISTRATORS
On Monday 5 September GA emailed to club administrators a handicapping communication which serves as a reminder that the Four Priority Changes to the Australian Handicap System will soon be brought into effect.
The communication also provides various information to assist clubs during the roll-out period and advice of when GOLF Link will be offline (between Monday 19 September and Wednesday 21 September).
If you are a club handicapping administrator and did not receive this communication, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
31 MAY 2011 ANNOUNCEMENTS
View the GA Communication dated 31 May 2011:
Handicapping Announcement providing details of changes to the ‘Best 10 of 20’ Calculation Method
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION TO 31 MAY 2011 ANNOUNCEMENTS
Click Here to view the following document: “Fine-tuning the Settings of the Australian Handicap System – Choosing the Best Suite of Options”.
Click Here to view full technical details of the changes to the ‘Best 10 of 20’ handicap calculation method. These changes will come into effect on GOLF Link on 21 September 2011.
MODELLING OF PRIORITY CHANGES TO AUSTRALIAN HANDICAP SYSTEM
Modelling of Priority Changes to Australian Handicap System - (May 2011i) Size: 9MB
Modelling of Priority Changes to Australian Handicap System - Appendices (May 2011i) Size: 1MB
29 APRIL 2011 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
(STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF HANDICAP TRENDS UNDER BOTH THE 'OLD HANDICAP SYSTEM' AND 'NEW HANDICAP SYSTEM.')
GA recently commissioned a statistical analysis of handicap and competition trends under both the ‘Old Handicap System’ and the ‘New Handicap System’.
The Executive Summary of the Report is available by clicking here
The Full Report is available by clicking here
29 APRIL 2011 ANNOUNCEMENTS (MARCH 2011 GA HANDICAPPING FORUMS & FOCUS GROUPS - REPORT)
In March 2011, Golf Australia convened a series of handicapping focus groups and forums for clubs, and representative associations. These sessions were attended by senior officials from GA, the USGA, clubs, Member Associations, and District Associations.
View a report of this national handicapping exercise.