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Important Changes to Unsatisfied Scoring Intent

Since the launch of WHS, there has been an increase in the number of general play score submissions by players and, in turn, an increase in the number of score intents that have not been satisfied both locally & nationally.

While there are several reasons why score intents are not satisfied, it remains the player’s responsibility to ensure that these are satisfied within the system.

With effect from the 29th November any unsatisfied score will AUTOMATICALLY incur a penalty score, so if you register your intent to submit a score for handicap and fail to do so, a penalty score of Course Rating + Course Handicap will be added to your handicap record.

At Waterton Park about 10% of score intents have not been satisfied over the last year.

What does this mean for the players?
The player is now totally responsible for submitting their score once it has been pre-registered. If they fail to do so without providing a valid reason, an automated penalty score will be applied.

Should a score be deleted after it has been registered, they will have to provide a reason for the deletion and its then up to the handicap group if they accept the reason or apply a penalty score.

Players should also be fully aware of their responsibilities:

As well as following the Rules of Golf, players are expected to act with integrity by following the Rules of Handicapping and to refrain from using or circumventing the Rules of Handicapping for the purposes of gaining an unfair advantage.
They are expected, when returning a score for handicap purposes, to have pre-registered that score as a general play score prior to play or ensured that they have entered any competition in the required manner.
When returning a score, they are expected to complete the round and attempt to make the best score possible at each hole.
Submit any pre-registered rounds or competition scores as soon as possible after the competition of play.
Ensure that all rounds for handicap purposes follow the Rules of Golf and are played from a measured course.
Ensure that they certify any scores submissions that they have witnessed as soon as possible

Should you require any further information please look at the England Golf website or speak to any member of the handicap group.



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