Is this correct???
Dan wrote this in his blog about the trip.
"To get sidetracked for a second, another interesting aspect of Australian golf is that the only rounds you post for your handicap are “comp” (competition) rounds. They separate comps and social rounds by making specific days and tee times for comps. They have 3-4 comp days a week so it’s easy to get in your rounds for the handicap, but you have to pay to enter them, even at a private club. You can play a social round for free at your home course, but a comp is $10-$15 for the scorecard. I played along with a couple people playing in comp rounds and in all honesty it’s no different than a typical men’s club day or even social round in the states. They are even allowed to pick up after a double as the comps are typically stableford in structure and a double or more gives you zero points so it doesn’t matter after that. Also, another slight difference I noticed is how the handicaps are calculated. In Oz they take the best 8 of your last 20 rounds then multiply that by .93. In the states it is the best 10 of the last 20 multiplied by .97. Interesting that it is different and there must be a reason for this. They also round their course handicap to a full number. The course will be rated “handicap 72” whereas in the states it’s often 72.1 or 71.9. At the end of the day it’s golf and the same rules apply across the world."
I've been using 0.96 for my multiplier.
Also, is this also how they calculate HI in Australia?
Edited by Lihu - 7/25/14 at 3:39pm