Calculating a play-off handicap
Can anyone with knowledge of handicap allowances for play-offs please help with the following question:
In the event of an 18-hole medal competition (held by our golf society) finishing in a tie, we have decided we will play a 3-hole playoff (with lowest net score over the 3 holes to win).
The R&A advise as follows regarding a playoff handicap: http://www.randa.org/en/Rules-and-Amateur-Status/Rules-of-Golf.aspx#/rules/?ruleNum=10.%20How%20to%20Decide%20Ties
This explains you allocate a 'playoff handicap' based on percentage of the holes being played, so in this case 3/18ths of your normal handicap. My question is whether this should be 3/18ths of the difference between the players in the playoff (method one), or 3/18ths calculated for each player, with separate rounding for each player (method two).
There is a difference as follows:
Method one - with a 9 handicapper and a 13 handicapper - full difference is 4; 3/18ths of difference is 0.67, which is rounded to one shot allowed for the 3-hole medal play-off.
Method two - same players as above, but 9 handicapper gets 3/18ths of his handicap (which is 1.5 rounded to 2) and the 13 handicapper gets 3/18ths of his handicap (which is 2.17 rounded to 2) and therefore there is no shot allowance for the 3-hole play-off.
Thanks to anyone who can help!
Reply : Tue 9th Sep 2014 10:33
As its a strokeplay event then the handicap should be calculated accordingly, hence method two is used.
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Reply : Tue 9th Sep 2014 10:47
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Reply : Wed 17th Sep 2014 19:17
It says "the percentage of 18 holes played should be applied to the players’ handicaps ..." not ".. applied to the difference between the players’ handicaps
Last edit : Wed 17th Sep 2014 19:17