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As a member club of Golf Canada and its provincial association, Golf Ontario, Picton Golf & Country Club has entered into a license agreement which allows us to use the official Golf Handicap System, to offer the system to our members and to issue Golf Canada Handicap Factors. The Handicap License Agreement stipulates that we must have a Handicap Committee to supervise golf activities, provide peer review, and maintain the integrity of the Golf Canada Handicap System. The use of the Golf Canada Handicap System may be withdrawn and the license agreement terminated should we fail to uphold the requirements.
Click to read the License Agreement.

2020 Handicap Committee
Members of the 2020 Handicap Committee are: Debbie Rankin (chair), Judi Edwards, Alice Carlson, Don Rodney and Rick Armour. It is the responsibility of the Handicap Committee to ensure the integrity of the handicaps it issues, and to make certain that the members comply with the Rules of Handicapping. 

If you have any questions or concerns, we would love to hear from you.
Please CLICK HERE to contact the Handicap Committee. 

The Handicap System
The purpose  of the Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling players of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. Two basic principles underlie the Handicap System, namely that each player will try to make the best possible score at every hole in every round, regardless of where the round is played, and that the player will post every acceptable round for peer review. 

New 2020 World Handicap System
Effective January 2020, Golf Canada has adopted the World Handicap System. Conversion to this new unified system promotes a more accurate calculation of handicaps that will be portable from course to course and country to country. The Picton Golf & Country Club Handicap Committee is committed to providing education into the changes being introduced with the new system and will share details and highlights via member e-Blasts throughout the year. Information regarding the 2020 World Handicap System may also be obtained through Golf Canada. Click here to read the highlights.
Want to know more? Golf Ontario supplies a wealth of information on its World Handicap System Resource Center.

Click here for Online Tutorials and Webinars about the new World Handicap System.

Please note, The Golf Canada Handicap System exists for the benefit of golfers who enter competitions. It is acknowledged that some golfers do not wish to maintain a handicap and consequently, may not enter competitive events.

Handicap Policy
The Club must also have a Handicap Policy that is clearly written and available for review to all members. Click to read the Club's Handicap Policy.

Communication from your Handicap Committee.
Through the season your Handicap Committee will issue bulletins, notices and e-blasts with information to assist you in understanding handicapping and your role in upholding the Handicap System. See below for an archive of messages sent this year.

2020 Handicap Committee Notices and Newsletters

Past Handicap Committee Notices and Newsletters

Other General News and Notices

 Local Rule E-5 , which was adopted for play in 2019, will continue to be in effect. Please note the following:

  1. Local Rule E-5 is in use for the entire golf course.
  2. Local Rule E-5 will not be in effect for any club matches or for the the club championship.
  3. Scores obtained using this local rule are valid for handicap purposes, and must be posted as normal.
  4. This alternative may not be used for an unplayable ball or for a ball known or virtually certain to be in a penalty area.