SWSC Classic & Claret Jug WHS Update
Committee of the South Wales Seniors Classic. 08/02/2021
Proposal:- From Chris Bailey:
With regards to changes
in our rules to accommodate the new world handicap system.
least 70% of CLUB members handicaps have increased by 1 or 2
95% of SENIOR members handicaps have in some cases
increased by 3. I have gone up from 12 .3 to 14.3. Therefore I
feel we should increase the Seniors Classic Max Handicap to 20 from 18
Also increase the Claret Jug from 20 to 22. Because the
Classic is a fourball match play competition the handicap difference is
now 85% were previously it was 90% These changes are now
approved by the R & A so I feel we should include them for the
Amendment:- From Howel Craven
That there be no change in the rules for the Cup, Bowl & Claret Jug Competitions.
That the maximum playing handicap of 18 be retained for the SWSC
Classic and the maximum number of 18 shots be retained for the Claret
Following the proposal the committee were contacted by E Mail for their opinions:
Allen Watts, Tenby Golf Club. I
am in agreement with you that the maximum handicap for the Classic
should stay at 18 and the maximum number of shots for the Claret Jug
should be 18 shots (This will in fact allow 21 handicappers at 85% to
have 18 shots and in some cases 22 handicappers with the right slope
Clive Evans, Carmarthen Golf Club. Totally
agree with Allen as regards to keeping the handicap allowance as it is.
However as one of the most prestigious competitions in South Wales I
feel that we must embrace the new WHS. The Congu handicap system is now
obsolete and we must move forward with the times.
Tony Key, Tenby Golf Club. Having
read and given thought to the proposal and the amendment I am inclined
to support the maximum stroke allowance as being 18 and as Allen points
out even at 85% h/caps of 21/22 will receive 18 shots.
Gordon Elliot. Yes I agree with keeping the handicap limit to 18 in all SWSC comps.
John Davies (Chairman) & Brian Price, Llantrisant Golf Club.
John & myself are in agreement that there be no change in the
current rules, due in the main that people who appear to be on the
wrong handicap at present would possibly be given even more shots and
give them an even greater advantage Chris did make other observations
but it all boils down to no change.
Peter Watkins, Woodlake Park Golf Club. I read all the emails and the reply to Chris and yes I agree 18 should be the maximum.
on the above responses from the Committee I take it that the Proposal
is defeated unanimously and that the 2021 Competition will go ahead
following the Rules confirmed at the 2019 A.G.M.
Howel Craven (Secretary)
For Information & Guidance purposes only:- 2021 WHS Handicap: A player will have a Handicap Index from their club and then calculate their Course Handicap = Handicap Index X Slope Rating / 113. These calculations are generally provided at each course near the proshop and first tee. Strokes taken will be from the lowest handicap player of the four and will be 90% of the difference in handicaps.