The PCGA Adjusted Handicap will be established according to the following formula:
Step 1: Gross Score from each event will be subtracted from the Golf Courses Rating. This number will be become the Gross Handicap or more specifically your Differential.
Step 2: The last 5 PCGA event Differentials will be used.
Step 3: The 2 highest Differentials will be removed from your latest 5 scores. (Your differentials are recalculated after every event you record a score)
Step 4: We total the remaining 3 differentials then divide by 3.
Step 5: This average is then multiplied by 80% (0.80). This amount will be your PCGA Net Handicap.
The member will then play to their calculated PCGA Net Handicap at the next event. PCGA Net Handicaps are recalculated after each event played.
Here is an example of how the PCGA Net Handicap is calculated/works:
highest is removed
highest is removed
divided by 3
multiplied by 80%
PCGA Net HDCP
round to tenths
Your PCGA Net Hdcp, as with a USGA hdcp, will fluctuate when high/low scores drop off or high/low scores remain.
Rules modified to accommodate the PCGA
U.S.G.A rules of golf apply except as modified by the PCGA.
Upon agreement that all putters in the foursome are of regulation length, Putts may be conceded if within the leather of the putter.
Maximum score on any hole will be three over par.
(Speed of play issue)
Lost ball, out of bounds, and unplayable lies will be played as a red stake lateral hazard. We define this to mean if the ball has entered OB such as but not limited to a water hazard, the woods (deep woods unable to find woods), then you determine the point of entry and take two clubs relief no closer to the hole and incur one stroke penalty.
Two strokes will be assessed to each player in a group for slow play (The PCGA Staff or designee will determine slow play).
If in doubt of a ruling, play 2 balls and the PCGA staff will, at the conclusion of play, resolve the dispute.
(Commonly known as the Root Rule)
If your ball comes to rest on hard pan lies or roots that could cause injury to the player you are allowed one club relief from nearest relief no closer to the hole to be determined by the foursome. Improving your line of sight based on the root rule is prohibited. If you are behind a tree on a root, you must remain behind the tree once you have taken relief from the root.
The PCGA Staff will announce Lift Clean and Place rules when necessary prior to the first group leaving the first tee. If we do not inform your group of Lift Clean and Place play your ball as it lies.
Based on the 2006 USGA Rules of Golf Rule 14.3, distance-measuring devices will be allowed during all PCGA events.
All members will play from the same tee box.
We will play each course from the tee box that allows the yardage to be 6000+.
If you have any questions about this formula please talk to one of the PCGA Staff Board Members.