How Are New Members Handicapped
New members to BWGC can gain handicaps with the club via 2 routes.
- New Members with accepted handicaps (Londoners,
British Club or CONGU certificate & have played one qualifying game in
previous 6 months)
Must play one game with the BWGC, during which they are only eligible for technical prizes.
They are then given a BWGC handicap, and may take full part in subsequent BWGC events (providing special eligiblity criteria are met for certain events eg. Majors).
- New Members without a CONGU handicap.
Must play 3 strokeplay rounds where BWGC qualification criteria must be met.
o Women 109 strokes (average – played over 3 handicap strokeplay rounds)
o Men 103 strokes (average – played over 3 handicap strokeplay rounds)
A Provisional BWGC handicap is awarded for the subsequent 3 rounds, during which time the handicap maybe altered at the discretion of the Handicap Secretary.
4th game: Member may not win Overall prize but is eligible for Flight prizes.
5th game: Member is eligible for all prizes (unless ineligible due to special criteria not being met eg. Majors).