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UPDATE: the New System is rolled out nationally with effect from 2016. See the CA website
for details. Though essentially the same as the new national scheme, the 2015 EACF trial details
are retained here as a matter of record only.

Therefore the inter-region arrangements described on this page do not apply in 2016.

To: Managers of GC tournaments outside the EACF area


Subject: CA trial of GC Handicap New System in the EACF area


Greetings,

I am writing to you because you are shown as organising or managing GC handicap events advertised in the CA Fixtures Calendar for 2015. The CA has sanctioned an official trial during 2015 of the GC Handicap New System in the EACF area – this system is intended for national roll-out in 2016. I am writing to you in case you receive any entries from EACF players – if you do not, you may safely disregard the following.

Players based at clubs in the EACF area will be trialling the New System. For most players, their handicap will be the same as it was under the previous system which remains in used for 2015 across the rest of the country. Only the lowest handicaps (2 or lower) and beginners will have different handicaps. However, the indices and table of trigger points are quite different under the New System. Any players from EACF visiting handicap tournaments elsewhere in the country have been asked to take both current and previous handicap cards with them, and to confirm with the Tournament Manager or Handicapper before play begins what handicap they should play off. In the great majority of cases, this will be simple – it will be the one shown on their latest card. However, if their recent performance has improved or declined sharply, it is possible you might wish to set a slightly different handicap for them for your event.

Should you need further information, full details of the New System trial, how to convert between the systems and how to deal with players from out of their home area are given on the EACF websiteIf you have any queries, I will do my best to help you - please contact me on 07718 630804, 01473 288448 or martin.french#btinternet.com. Many thanks.


regards

Martin French
March 2015


To: Managers of GC tournaments inside the EACF area


Subject: CA trial of GC Handicap New System in the EACF area

 

Greetings,

I am writing to you because you are shown as organising or managing GC handicap events advertised in the CA Fixtures Calendar for 2015. The CA has sanctioned an official trial during 2015 of the GC Handicap New System in the EACF area – this system is intended for national roll-out in 2016. I am writing to you in case you receive any entries from players outside the EACF area – if you do not, you may safely disregard the following.

Players based at clubs in the EACF area will be trialling the New System. For most players, their handicap will be the same as it was under the previous system which remains in used for 2015 across the rest of the country. Only the very lowest handicaps (2 or lower) and beginners will have different handicaps. However, the indices and table of trigger points is quite different under the New System. Any players from outside the EACF area entering your handicap tournament will of course be on a different system to the 'home' players. I suggest the Tournament Manager or Handicapper checks their cards before play begins and confirms what handicap they should play off. In the great majority of cases, this will be simple – it will be the one shown on their latest card. However, if their current handicap is 2 or below, you will probably want to assign them a temporary handicap for the event using their current CGS Grade. Use their Grade as their handicap index, and look-up what their New System handicap should be.

Should you need further information, full details of the New System trial, how to convert between the systems and how to deal with players from out of their home area are given on the EACF websiteIf you have any queries, I will do my best to help you - please contact me on 07718 630804, 01473 288448 or martin.french#btinternet.com. Many thanks.


regards

Martin French
March 2015

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