Gloucestershire Ladies' County Golf Association

GGG - Handicap INDEX Information


Girls without A Handicap INDEX          

GGG aims to encourage and support beginners and improvers, and to give you the opportunity to have some fun with other girl golfers. When you first begin to play golf, you will probably be having lessons and hitting golf balls on a practice ground. Then comes your first game on a golf course with family or friends, or with other juniors. At this point, you can enjoy playing golf with other girls of your own age and standard by coming to some GGG events and entering card marking competitions.

Girls with A Handicap INDEX

As you begin to improve, you will want to get a handicap index. The Junior Organiser or Handicap Secretary at your golf club will tell you how to go about this when your golf is ready.

To get a handicap index  you will need to submit cards totalling 54 holes of golf played at your home club. These can be made up of 18-hole cards or 9-hole cards (providing your club has a designated 9-hole course) usually played with someone who already has a handicap index, or a responsible person acceptable to the Handicap Committee, so that they can mark the card for you. They will write down every shot you take on every hole (including any air shots!).

Once you have a handicap index, you can enter the GGG Stablefords but you can still participate in the card marking events that we run alongside the Stablefords and these cards can be passed to your club Junior Organiser and should be suitable to be counted towards your qualifying cards to gain your first handicap index. You will also be able to talk to your club Junior Organiser about playing in Junior and Ladies’ competitions, Junior Opens and the club’s procedure for submitting additional in order to reduce your handicap index.

For more information about the World Handicap System please click HERE

January 2023

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