Tuesday Night Men's League
for the Glynn's Creek Tuesday Night Men's League are similar to those used by
the USGA to calculate handicaps. The only big difference is that league
handicaps are based on 9 holes. Also, REMEMBER, a golf handicap is not based on
a simple average of your scores. It is an attempt to determine how WELL
play. Your handicap is determined by the lowest of your Handicap Differentials.
The number of rounds used is based on how many league rounds you've played.
League Handicap Index
Handicap is a mark that represents the potential
a player on a course during league play. Potential ability is
measured by a player's best scores, and is expressed as a number taken
to one decimal place. The Glynn's Creek League Index Formula is based on
the best handicap differentials in a player's league scoring record. The
following procedure illustrates how the League Manager calculates a
league player's Handicap Index:
|5 or 6
|7 or 8
|9 or 10
|11 or 12
|13 or 14
|15 or 16
Differential is computed for the player's total 9-hole score for that
week. To determine the player's handicap differential, subtract the
player's weekly score from 35.2, and round to the nearest tenth.
Each player's handicap is calculated each week during the season. The
player then plays with that handicap the following week. The maximum
handicap allowable for any player is 20.
Handicap Indexes are current on the day of play for that week.
In order for the
the league handicaps to be accurate, it is each player's responsibility to
know the rules, including local rules, which govern play. In addition, any
infractions of rules must be dealt with at the time of the infraction. The
League Manager cannot make a determination of a infraction of the rules
after the fact. This league is run on the honor system. It is important
that each player do his utmost to preserve the integrity of the game.
Anything less would be unacceptable.
The Mystery Player
mystery player is needed for the "Ghost" Team. Each player is picked
at random from the other team's scorecards, and enter this player as the mystery
player for each player on the "Ghost" Team. This is more fair than playing against par or their averages since
course conditions can effect how well people play. It could be a really
rotten day for golf and everyone would have a tough time playing against
their averages, but playing against another random player would be fair.
The scorecards are picked from the other team's not playing the
"Ghost" Team, in order beginning with the 'A' player, then the
'B' player and so on, until 4 scorecards have been picked to represent the
"Ghost" Team. These scores are then used against the opponent of
the "Ghost" Team for that week.
When turning in
your scorecards for your team, make sure it is signed and dated. You
should have indicated your A, B, C, & D players on the card, then give
it to the person at the front desk after your front
9. Also, it helps to have the last name of each player on the card,
and an S by those players who were subbing that evening.