DJAKARTA OLD GOLF SOCIETY

About the handicap system

 

A common problem in Jakarta with so many groups playing and how they handle handicapping, there is not always agreement on what handicap a player should be using.

 

With a high number of players in both organizations and in an effort to get more accurate handicaps for players the D.O.G.S. and Tee Set have merged handicap systems.  All D.O.G.S. and Tee Set rounds will automatically be posted to the system.

 

Rounds outside of D.O.G.S. or Tee Set in Jakarta area courses can be submitted to maintain accurate handicaps.  Members are encouraged to take advantage of this.  Please make sure they are signed and dated by you and your playing partner and send scanned copy to jakartadogs@gmail.com

(Club ID is Jakartagolf, password is Wymer)

Some items of note:

  1. We play under USGA Rules

  2. The system in use is fully compliant with the USGA Handicap System™

  3. A minimum of five scores must be submitted to receive a handicap.  To have an accurate handicap index a player should have 20 scores submitted, of which the best 10 handicap differentials are used to calculate the Handicap Index.

  4. Maximum Handicaps are 36 for men and 40 for the ladies.

  5. To speed up the process of obtaining a handicap index you can provide valid cards from Jakarta area courses which will count towards the minimum of five cards.  Make sure there is a date, course, the tee box played and that it signed by the player and playing partner.

  6. Once a player's handicap has been established they are encouraged to continue to submit scores for non-D.O.G.S. games provided a scan of appropriately filled out and signed scorecard is sent to us.

If you would like to learn more about how handicaps are calculated please visit the USGA's website here.