Category: Golf Handicaps

Free Online Golf Handicap Certificate

Free Online Golf Handicap – Recognised Certificate…

Track your Golf handicap for free in minutes… The Social Golfer online golf handicap service provides a free, quick, and effortless way for Golf Club members and non-club members alike, to record and analyse their scores. Additionally, it is a great tool for Golf Group and Golf Society Organisers. A golf handicap is a numerical…
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The Social Golfer partners with The Cainrs Cup for Handicap Tracking

The Cairns Cup partners with The Social Golfer

The Cairns Cup 2024 disability golf event joins forces with The Social Golfer The Cairns Cup 2024, Disability Golf’s Premier MatchPlay event, has partnered with popular golf society platform, The Social Golfer. The international golf event played between the USA and Europe chose The Social Golfer as the offical Handicap Tracking provider. This means the players…
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WHS Rule Changes by USGA and R&A logo

WHS makes major changes to Golf Handicap Rules…

WHS Handicap Rules Changes! The USGA and the R&A have officially announced they will be making amendments to the way the WHS Handicap is calculated. In an ‘ongoing review’ of the Rules of Handicapping and Course Rating System with a continued emphasis on accuracy, consistency, and equity’. The main changes include the following… Coming into…
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The Social Golfer

Finding Someone to Play Golf with…

How do you find new golf partners in the UK? Enjoying your golf is what the game is all about but finding a good golf buddy can be harder than you think. Of course, the obvious way to meet other golfers is to join a golf club, but even then that doesn’t guarantee you’ll find…
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The Social Golfer Membership Tiers

The Social Golfer Memberships FREE vs HANDICAP vs PRO

The Social Golfer Membership Tiers So, you’re thinking of registering with The Social Golfer as a FREE member but want to know the advantages of upgrading to our HANDICAP or PRO account? Good question! The Social Golfer is a unique internet golf community that allows you to meet other golfers, near or far. Track your…
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Golf Scorecard and Pencils

What does the Golf Slope & Rating mean?

With the introduction of the WHS (World Handicap System) in 2021, golfers have had to learn some new terminology…While the terms golf slope and rating have been around for several years, it is only since 2020 that UK golfers have been required to understand their true meaning. The official USGA definition of the two different measures…
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Golf Handicap Certificate

Get a Golf Handicap Certificate with The Social Golfer…

Looking to track your current playing ability using The Social Golfer Handicap Index? Want a printable official Golf Handicap Certificate? The Social Golfer handicapping analysis system allows you to calculate your WHS handicap certificate after every game. In addition, every time you enter a scorecard, it is automatically entered into our monthly TSG league table. Our…
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Darren Redwood of Leading Courses

New Golf Season – Setting Goals…

Golf is a game of both patience and application but do you set yourself targets at the start of every golfing year? We asked Darren Redwood of Leading Courses to give us his views and his approach to each new season. Last year’s challenge At the start of each year, I always sit down to…
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Golf Scorecard and pencil

What is the Playing Handicap Calculation in Golf?

With the new World Handicapping System (WHS) now widely established, how is your Playing Handicap calculation worked out? Upon submitting your scores to the TSG Handicap Calculator, you will gain your Handicap Index. This, in turn, is then adjusted to a Course Handicap (depending on the Slope, Rating and Tees listed on the course you…
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Golf Handicaps - The Myths - The Social Golfer

Golf Handicaps – The Myths…

Myths of Golf Handicaps As we know, Golfers are a peculiar breed…but why? Because unlike most sports, scoring in golf is often down to the interpretation of the rules, rather than the rules as they are laid down by the governing body, the R&A (The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews). For some…
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Handicap table

What is the Course Handicap in Golf?

With the World Handicapping System (WHS) now widely established, what is the definition of the term Course Handicap? New rules came into effect on 1st April 2024. Your Handicap Index may change on each and every golf course you play. And vary, depending on which coloured tee you wish to play fro on the day.…
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Tiger Woods on Golf Course with Caddie

How to Lower Your Scores – Golf Course Management…

Good Golf Course Management is the key to lowering your golf scores but how do you change your mindset? Golf is a game that really frustrates almost every golfer! Why? Because we are always looking for that perfect round. Whether off the tee, fairways shots, approach shots to the green or putting, occasionally we get it…
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Golf Handicaps: Exceptional Play Cut…

 NEW TSG HANDICAP RULE: EXCEPTIONAL PLAY CUT… The exceptional play cut scoring calculation will be triggered when a player shoots four shots below his or her handicap. This will be an additional cut to the one given by the TSG Handicap System when you add your scorecard to the website.  Please inf below a chart we…
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FIVE Premiership footballers who golf…

There aren’t many sports that go hand in hand more so than golf and football. Both sports are intertwined in a unique way, with many professional footballers opting to use their days off on the course playing a round of golf. And why not? There aren’t many better sports (low impact sports) to unwind to…
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Paul Houghton – Disabled Golfer & TSGer sues Brentwood Council…

TSGer, Paul Houghton, and his case against Brentwood Borough Council for discrimination (on account of him not being allowed to use his buggy at Hartswood Golf Club) have now been taken on by top lawyer Chris Fry. The BBC interviewed Paul on 3rd September 2018 and all the major news organisations have picked up on…
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How to calculate your Golf Handicap…

There a number of ways to calculate your golf handicap either via a recognised CONGU® Club handicap OR alternatively, golfers can use an Online Golf Handicap Tracking Platform such as the one offered by The Social Golfer.However, be aware that Online Golf Handicap calculations are NOT approved by CONGU® (The Council of National Golf Unions).But how…
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How to obtain a golf handicap certificate…

Every golfer wants to know what their real playing ability is but if you don’t belong to a golf club, how do you obtain a golf handicap certificate?We asked the team at the TheSocialGolfer.com to explain what they offer the golfing nomad…How to obtain a golf handicap certificate…Firstly, let’s set the record straight, a CONGU (The Council…
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Get a Golf Handicap Certificate with TSG …

ESTABLISHING A GOLF HANDICAP CERTIFICATE…When you first take up the game of golf, you quickly find that one of the first things ‘other’ golfers asks you is “What’s your Golf Handicap?”Of course, if you’ve only just taken up the game, the chances are you won’t have one, but that’s where TSG can help …Handicapping – How…
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