When playing a competition, why is my playing handicap lower?

Scottish Golf have introduced a 95% rule. This means that when playing in a stroke play or stableford competition, all golfers will receive 95% of their handicap index. When you sign into the competition, the touch screen will display your playing handicap.

Why is my handicap not updated after a competition closes?

Handicaps are automatically updated at midnight every night. You can check your handicap either via HowDidiDo or the Scottish Golf app.

How is my handicap calculated?

The purpose of WHS is for your handicap to reflect current ability. This means that your handicap is based on 8 of your last 20 scores. You can keep up to date with your scores via the Scottish Golf app under the My Handicap section.

You can find out more about WHS on the Scottish Golf website – https://scottishgolf.org/handicapping-homepage/

I NR’d, why did my handicap go up more than 0.1?

When you NR, any holes not completed will go down as a nett double bogey. If any of your 8 scores are replaced with the NR round, this could severely impact your handicap. It is recommended that if you do NR a hole, you complete your round.

Can I play for my handicap outside of competition?

Yes. You can submit a general play score at any time. Gents should play from yellow tees and ladies from the red tees when participating in a general play round. To start a general play score, you should sign in on the pro shop touch screen or via the HowDidiDo app.

How do I submit my score?

During your round you should mark your scorecard – either via a scorecard or the HowDidiDo app. After your round, you are responsible for inputting your own score into the pro shop computer. If the pro shop is closed, your card should be posted in the scorecard box or submitted via the HowDidiDo app.

What happens if I sign into a competition but do not submit my score?

If you are signed into the competition and do not submit your score, you will be deemed to have non-returned and your will be awarded an NR.