Picton Golf & Country Club

Established 1907

PGCC 2022 Rules & HCP News - Helpful Tips To Keep A Valid HCP

August 15, 2022
Picton Golf and Country Club


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August 15, 2022 Newsletter

Helpful Tips To Keep Your Handicap
Valid & Up To Date

How can you keep your handicap scoring record accurate?

  • Post all scores from all valid games. Valid games are those played under the Rules of Golf.
  • Keep a record of games/dates where valid scores are not produced. Mark your calendar or other list with the dates and reasons when your games were not played under the Rules of Golf. Some examples of games that do not produce valid scores are scrambles or best ball formats, team match play, practice games using more than one ball, etc.
  • Ensure your presence on the tee sheet is accurate. If you have a booked tee time, the record will indicate it as a played game, even if you failed to play. If you have a booked tee-time and cannot play, please ensure you cancel your tee time via the Tee-On System or contact the Pro Shop to advise.
  • Understand how to post a score when a round is started but not finished. Valid 9-hole scores can be produced if at least 7 holes are played. Valid 18-hole scores can be produced if at least 14 holes are played. This sometimes happens if games are abandoned due to rain or t-storms, player illness or injury, or instances where individual match play is won/lost before full round is finished. Apply Rule 2.2 (Rules of Handicapping) LEARN HOW.
  • Understand how to a post score when a hole is not played. Some instances where a hole is not played at all are fading light or bad weather, player injury or illness, a match finishes before the final hole or a hole is closed for maintenance. Apply Rule 3.2 (Rules of Handicapping) LEARN HOW.
  • Understand how to a post score when a hole is started but not completed. Some instances where a hole is started but not completed are hole conceded in individual match play, the result of the hole has already been decided as in 4-ball match play or player has already reached their net double bogey limit. Apply Rule 3.3 (Rules of Handicapping) LEARN HOW.

Please remember that valid and up-to-date handicaps are required for members who wish to participate in all intra-club match play, inter-club events like Intersectionals and the Quinte Cup, the Club Championships and other “net” or "flighted" events.

For more information, please see the Rules & Handicapping Section on the Club's website. If you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Your Rules & Handicap Committee

Picton Golf & Country Club. 734 County Rd #49, Box 6170, Picton, ON, K0K 2T0 Pro Shop: 613-476-2222 / The View Restaurant: 613-476-8383