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England GolfThere will be a number of changes to the handicap system from 1st January 2016 including:

  • 4 Ball Better Ball allowance is to be 90% – match play and team events. This will be mandatory.
  • The golfing year is to revert to 1st January 31st December. This means that scores to maintain a competitive handicap will have to be submitted before 31st December. There will be a bit of flexibility for 2015 as some players may not be able to achieve this, as effectively the year is 3 months short.
  • Supplementary Scores will be able to be submitted from a player’s ‘away’ club and over 9 holes on a course that has a 9 hole Standard Scratch.

Further details are being finalised by England Golf and will be published on their web site in due course.