Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ask Linda #1024-No current handicap

Dear Linda,
Thanks for your help on this. I've looked for an answer to no avail.
Should a golfer be permitted to play in a club handicap tournament when they have not posted a score since 2011? We don't have anything in writing at our club, and don't know if we should make an issue of this. The golfer certainly has played often since 2011 and simply doesn't post his scores.
Lulu, looking for equity in Connecticut

Dear Lulu,

A player who does not post scores is not entitled to a handicap. If you want to allow her to compete in your club tournaments, she should compete at scratch (no handicap). Unless she has played no rounds since 2011 (clearly not the case), her Handicap Index is no longer valid.

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