#AskGemma Week 4: Your Questions Answered

Gemma Hunter is England Golf’s Head of Handicapping and Course Rating – you can write on a pin head what Gemma doesn’t know about WHS!

This week’s question comes from both Harpal Punia and Andy Cutts who similarly asked:

What happens to ‘No Return’ scores both during and after the transition process?

Gemma replies:

“During Transition – Scores recorded as NR in your current CONGU record can be different, you could of entered all your scores up until the pointed you decided to NR, this would mean that the system had worked out an adjusted gross score, giving you a net double bogey for the holes you didn’t return a score or you could have not returned any score and therefor the adjusted gross score becomes a net double bogey for each hole. Either way as long as a adjusted gross score has been recorded it will be included in the transition.

“After Transition in WHS – A No Return after November, will be different. When playing an 18 hole round, you need to complete at least 10 holes for the score to be acceptable for handicap purposes, if you play less that 10 holes the score is disregarded and not included. If you play more than 10 holes, but do not complete the round, you are allocated a nett par for the holes not played. (if you play less than 14 holes, the first hole not played will be give Net Par + 1, with the remainder being allocated net pars). Any holes that you start but don’t finish will be given a Net Double Bogey.

“The incomplete score will not be included in any competition results but will still be used for your handicap.”

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