HANDICAPPING IN MIXED COMPETITIONS NOTES OF GUIDANCE
is recommended that the following procedures be adopted when clubs run mixed
is recommended that, for handicap purposes all players play off their CONGUģ
handicap and from tees with a Rated SSS making the competition Qualifying for
handicap adjustments are then ONLY APPLIED for COMPETITION RESULT PURPOSES.
all competitions the Ladiesí handicaps should be adjusted to take account of
the difference in the Standard Scratch Scores (SSS) of the courses being used
according to the following:
H/cap = LadiesíCONGU H/cap + (SSSladies Ė SSSmen)
should be emphasised that these are NOT COURTESY SHOTS. The format is really the
same as would occur if ever a Menís Competition were run where some play off
the White Tees and some off the Yellow. Unless some adjustment were made to take
account of the SSS difference the Nett winner is always likely to be a
competitor playing off the Yellow Tees.
returned normally. The Ladiesí
Netts are then re-calculated for the Competition Result using the above formula
to get the adjustment to the
Ladiesí Handicap this is then subtracted from the Nett scores as returned to
get new Ladiesí Netts for result purposes.
Stableford or Bogey/Par
for results purposes only, the Ladiesí Handicap should be
adjusted as above (with the SSS adjustment being added as points to the ladyís
returned points). Then an additional adjustment has to be made for the
difference in the Pars (as points are scored against Par not SSS) of the two
Additional Par Adjustment = Parmen - Parladies (NB note reversal of Man/Lady is correct)
should be added to (if the result is minus it is subtracted from) the Ladiesí
points as modified by the Handicap Adjustment. Example:
Clearly if the Ladiesí SSS and Par (eg SSS=73, Par =72) have the same relationship as the Menís Par and SSS (SSS=71, Par=70) then the handicap and par adjustments will cancel each other out (SSS=73-71 (+2) and Par=70-72 (-2)). When the relationships are the same, the Ladiesí values will almost always be higher but this does not matter, as points are scored relative to handicap and par so the two adjustments will result in zero overall.
all Mixed Pairs competitions it is strongly recommended that the ladies
play from the Ladiesí Tees, whatever the format.
Stroke Play, Stableford / Bogey
For Mixed partner better- ball Competitions the ladiesí handicaps should have the recommended fraction (3/4) applied. Then the SSS adjustment, calculated as before, should be added to the fractioned handicap.
For Foursomes and Greensomes the Ladiesí handicaps should have the adjustment added before the partnershipsí handicap is calculated as recommended in Appendix H. If these are Stableford or Bogey Competitions THE ADJUSTMENT FOR PAR, as applied in singles, SHOULD NOT BE MADE ( the effect is cancelled out when a mixed partnership is involved). If the partnerships are formed as single sex pairings then the Par adjustment has to be applied.
The SSS adjustment should be applied to the Ladiesí handicaps and then the appropriate fraction applied.
In better-ball Matchplay shots should be taken from the low player. The ladies should have the SSS adjustment applied before this is determined.