NEW TSG HANDICAP RULE: EXCEPTIONAL PLAY CUT…
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 have put togther in order for members to greater understand how and why this calculation is performed by our system.
We’ll be sending out more information once this new calculation goes live from 1st January 2020 but its also worth noting that in November 2020, we will be moving over tot he new World Handicap System.
However, please note, that at the time of going to press, there is still over 500 clubs still waiting for their course to be remeasured to account for the new Slope Rating.
NEW TSG HANDICAP RULE - EXCEPTIONAL PLAY CUT...
The exceptional 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 you’re score…
N.B. Calculation based on formula used by CONGU
NOTE: The Social Golfer is in no way affiliated in any way to CONGU or any other UK golfing organisation and we reserve the right to make our own local rules.
However, for those that wondering where we have taken our guide for this new addition to our Handicapping formula, please find below an extract from 2019, UHS (Unified Handicapping Manual)…
EXCEPTIONAL SCORING REDUCTION (ESR)…
“It is accepted within the UHS that a player may on occasion return a low nett Qualifying Score. Such a score will automatically attract a handicap reduction within the UHS, relative to the player’s Handicap Category.
However, if a player returns more frequent low scores than would be expected for their Handicap Category this probably indicates a significant change of golfing ability.
This can occur, for example, if a beginner or junior golfer is rapidly improving, if a player’s circumstances have changed allowing him/her to play more competitive golf or if an initial handicap allotment has been made based on the limited information available on a new Member’s golfing ability and requires a realignment.
The ESR mechanism makes a further reduction in the player’s handicap, based on both the level of the scores returned and their frequency, in accordance with the Exceptional Scoring Reduction Table below.
When a player returns a Qualifying Score with a Nett Differential of -4, or below, in a calendar year this triggers the ESR algorithm, setting an initial marker.
An ESR calculation will be initiated the next time a Nett Differential of -4 or lower is returned by the player. The average Nett Differential of the two scores is then compared to the number of rounds in the sequence to establish an ESR.
For this reason reductions of less than one stroke may be recommended as, when combined with the decrease applied by the system, the overall reduction will always be more than one stroke. The case for applying an ESR increases as the average of the two Nett Differentials becomes lower and the number of scores in the sequence reduces”.
What the members say about the new TSG Exceptional Play Cut…
“I think TSG has done a decent job of treading that very fine line between promoting the social aspect of the game (nobody can deny it’s gone from strength to strength!) whilst simultaneously providing a range of fair and competitive functions including the monthly leaderboard and the Exceptional Play Cut calculation rule”