Clubs are reminded that there are a number of changes to the CONGU handicapping system this year which they need to implement. One of the changes is the four ball better ball handicap allowance – in both stroke play and match play the lowest handicap player now concedes strokes to the other 3 players based on 90% of the difference between the full handicaps (rather than 75% or three quarters).
Please ensure that your better ball competitions are played off the new allowance. For clubs whose Open Competitions are four ball better ball, you will need to ensure that the conditions of entry state that the handicap allowance will be 90%.
Various other changes have been made, and the new CONGU manual will be available via the England Golf website later in January.