A handicap is a way that all golfers can compete against each other in competitions, regardless of ability. To play in competitions at Trentham you will need to obtain a handicap. 

To gain an initial handicap, you must become a Trentham member (in any category that provides a handicap) and complete three 18-hole rounds of golf in the company of a golf club member (note: six 9-hole scores are acceptable providing they equate to three 18-hole scores). The cards for these rounds must be forwarded to the Handicap Manager for processing, either in hard copy or photo format. When three cards have been processed, you will be given a national GolfLInk number and your handicap determined. You can look up your handicap in a number of ways:

The handicapping procedures at Trentham Golf Club comply with Golf Australia's Handicap System and are as follows.

The Handicap Manager is responsible for all handicapping matters. The Handicap Manager heads a handicapping committee and ensures its members are familiar with handicapping, MiClub and GolfLink requirements.

  • The handicap committee will determine course settings (i.e. red, white or blue tees) and create events and competitions in the MiClub competition system.
  • Player competition registration:
    Preferred: Register using the MiClub timesheets, score and upload your score using the MiScore App, pre-pay using competition credits
    Optional: Register on the touchscreen in the clubhouse, pay by EFTPOS, score using a paper card then enter your score using the touchscreen.
  • All stroke events (including Monthly Medals) will be decided by the stroke score. Recording a Stableford points score on the card is optional. Stableford scores for handicapping purposes will be determined automatically when scores are entered into the MiClub system.
  • Par events will be played as Par and converted by MiClub to Stableford for handicapping.
  • Conforming social scores may be handicapped. Players must notify the handicap or match committees in advance when playing such rounds and their cards submitted to the Handicap Manager immediately rounds are completed.
  • Players who withdraw during rounds due to frustration, poor play etc. but not illness, may be handicapped based on holes completed.
  • 4-ball events will be handicapped.
  • Aggregate and Compound events will be handicapped
  • For 4-stick events or similar, only a score that is equal to or better than the player’s daily handicap will be entered into GolfLink.
  • Ambrose and other novelty events will not be handicapped.
  • 9-hole competitions can be handicapped. MiClub and GolfLink contain ratings and slope for each nine holes on the course.
  • The Handicap Manager can adjust a player's handicap in special circumstances, such as a player returning from illness or injury, or in situations where a player may be deliberately protecting or manipulating their handicap.
  • In the event a temporary course becomes necessary, the Handicap Manager will liaise with Golf Australia to establish temporary par, ACR and Slope ratings.
  • When competitions are called-off due to bad weather, no scores will be actioned for handicapping.

21 Jan 18

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