As from 2nd November 2020 the way your golf handicap is calculated will change. The World Handicap System is already in use in places such as the United States, Holland and Spain and it’s adoption by England Golf is to make your handicap “portable” all over the world (should you be entering the odd Open). There will shortly be a web page regarding the new system.
From today all qualifying 18 hole comps for the rest of the year (except the comp on 19/09 which includes Best Gross and Best Net) will be “maximum score“. A player’s score for each hole is capped at a maximum . For Warren Ladies this will be 5 over par – 8 for a par 3, 9 for a par 4, and 10 for a par 5. If you have not holed out by this point you can pick up and enter the maximum score on your card.
From 1 July 2019, every member will be provided with £10m personal liability insurance as part of their affiliation to England Golf.
England Golf is working with specialist insurance broker Bluefin Sport to provide this cover, which is underwritten by Allianz.
It provides personal liability insurance for golf club members in the event that they are held liable for injuring someone or causing serious property damage at a golf facility.
The cover is provided for members playing at any club in the UK. There is no excess in respect of personal injury claims, and just a £500 excess in respect of damage to third party property.
Chris Mathiesen, worthy winner of the Pat McDavitt Memorial Shield
Presented by John McDavitt