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Handicap legality

Posted by: user217850 | Thu 18th Aug 2011 14:21 | Last Reply


Please forgive my stupidity if this is a basic question!

Currently hold a standard GolfShake account but am thinking of upgrading.

One of the key features that appeals to me is the online/PDF handicap certificate.

I only have one query, will my GolfShake handicap be accepted by golf clubs if I turn up to play in a competition?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!

Last edit : Sat 20th Aug 2011 17:59
re: Handicap legality
Reply : Thu 18th Aug 2011 14:31


re: Handicap legality
Reply : Thu 18th Aug 2011 17:05

Joe it depends what the competition is. The majority of clubs will happily accept for general play and it's widely accepted for society games, corporate days and other competitions.

For Open club competitions then the generally answer is no because by design they are for visiting club members and thus for club golfers. That said I know of many clubs that over the last 3 years have accepted the Golfshake/Golfscoretracker handicap but those visiting have always checked with the club prior which I would advise.

re: Handicap legality
Reply : Mon 22nd Aug 2011 11:09

DH like I so, 'the generally answer is no'

However, I do know of clubs though that have accepted non club handicaps for Open Club comps.



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