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2020 PGCC Handicap News - WHS Clinic Options March 26

March 28, 2020
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World Handicap System
April 28 Clinic Update

Golf Ontario has advised that they have cancelled all “in person” clinics and seminars until further notice.  This decision applies to our World Handicap System Clinic scheduled for Tuesday April 28. 

Even though the April 28th Seminar has been cancelled, all is not lost. Golf Ontario is providing alternate arrangements for clubs and members to access electronic versions of the seminar presentation and other WHS information. Golf Ontario’s education program now offers both a video recording of the seminar content via YouTube and also a webinar which delivers an interactive version of the seminar. Please see below for details.


World Handicap System
Alternate Seminar Presentation Options

Option #1:  "Voice-Over" Video clinic via YouTube

Click on the link to view:  https://youtu.be/SnbdNCErYUA

The video presentation is 26 minutes and can be paused/stopped and re-watched at any time. It highlights the major changes in the WHS that all members who carry a Handicap Index need to know.  The presentation is easy to follow and includes some infographics to make the material more relatable and easier to understand.

Option #2: Presentation via Webinar

The Webinar sessions are 1 hour in length, including the presentation and Q & A. The Webinars are offered on 10 separate dates and are limited to 150 attendees for each session. The sessions also include a "Chat Room" feature that attendees can use to pose questions. Questions will be answered at the end of each section presented. The webinar technology is very easy to use. Confirmation of attendance and instructions will be sent out to those who register a few days in advance of each session. The webinar is free of cost but you must pre-register.   

Webinar dates and times:

  1. Monday March 30:          11am - 12:00pm
  2. Wednesday April 1:         2:00pm - 3:00pm
  3. Monday April 6:              11:00am - 12:00pm
  4. Wednesday April 8:         2:00pm - 3:00pm
  5. Monday April 13:            11:00am - 12:00pm
  6. Wednesday April 15:       2:00pm - 3:00pm
  7. Monday April 20:            11:00am - 12:00pm
  8. Wednesday April 22:       2:00pm - 3:00pm
  9. Monday April 27:            11:00am - 12:00pm
  10. Wednesday April 29:       2:00pm - 3:00pm

It is expected that these sessions will be in high demand so please don’t delay in registering. Sessions will be filled on a first come first served basis. 
Click on this link to register for your chosen date:

Additional support material

The following support material will enhance your experience and understanding regardless of which option you chose:

World Handicap System FAQ's

World Handicap System Quick Reference Sheet



Golf Ontario has also asked us to compile a list of questions that our members may have about the World Handicap System and to submit the list prior to the start of the webinars. They hope to be able to address all questions during the sessions. If you have a question(s) that you would like to include, please click here.

We missed our regular weekly WHS update in order to bring you this important message from Golf Ontario. We hope to pick up where we left off next week and offer the instalment which outlines the new restrictions that provide "caps" (limits) to the upward movement of your handicap. Good news for those of us whose games may not always be consistent!

 As always, if you have any questions or comments, please drop us a note at handicapcommittee@pictongolf.ca or click here to send us a message now.  

Stay healthy and stay kind.

Your Handicap Committee


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