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Changing tees in amateur touraments with handicap

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Hi:

I have a question. What happens when in an amateur tournament where handicao comes into play, tees are moved forward ? For example a par four 290 yds, becomes a par 4 , 188 yds for a hole in one competition? Or a par 3, 188 yds, becomes a 150 yds par 3?

Can this score be taken into consideration for handicap index calculations? If yes or no, who determins this? That tornament  golf comitee? or other?

Thanks

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Personally I wouldn't turn in a score with the course that altered. The slope and rating of the holes would not be reflected properly when turning an easy four into a long 3. sounds like a goofy scramble tournament.

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That's preciselly my point. It was a a medal play torunament and obviously my score could have been low 80's and was 76. Good thing is I won, but the torunament comittee is evaluating this score for handicap index next month.

This card should not be taken into consideration to my opinion and knowledege.

Any rules or argumets in my favor?

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That's preciselly my point. It was a a medal play torunament and obviously my score could have been low 80's and was 76. Good thing is I won, but the torunament comittee is evaluating this score for handicap index next month.

This card should not be taken into consideration to my opinion and knowledege.

Any rules or argumets in my favor?

The card (your score) if I'm understanding this right, must be taken into consideration. The yardages where set the same for everyone in the tournament (I assume), so the field played against the same score for par. Now for a local tournament, the tournament committee is or should be the ruling body and they set the course up for those involved. Now should that card be indexed into what your actual handicap is, for say a USGA event or any tournament that reflects a USGA guideline....? No it should not, but it should reflect your handicap for the next tournament, conducted by the same folks that put this one on.

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Thanks disco111 for your help. That's what I thought and you did interpret everything exactly. Now the folks in future local tournaments for the same course, should set the course EXACTLY the same as the one I played in in order for the "new" hdcp to aply ... I guess.

Altering the course, alters everything.

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