Handicap requirements

In order to be eligible to compete in the Scramble all amateur players must hold an official Golf Australia handicap.

Players with a Golf Australia handicap that has been set to provisional are not eligible to participate in the Scramble.

The maximum GA Handicap is 36.4 for males and 45.4 for females.

The maximum Daily Handicap is 36.0 for males and 45.0 for females.

The four team members’ aggregate GA Handicap must total at least 32.0.

The maximum aggregate GA Handicap is 112.0. The maximum aggregate GA Handicap for the Women’s Only Scramble is 132.0

A maximum of two single figure handicap (9.9 or less) players based on individual’s GA Handicap are allowed in each team on the day of the Local/District Event.

For example:

8.7 + 11.1 + 1.4 + 10.2 = 31.4 (ineligible)

13.5 + 12.7 + 8.3 + 2.4 = 36.9 (eligible)

2.3 + 11.7 +25.3 + 27.2 = 66.5 (eligible)

1.3 + 5.7 + 9.9 + 28.7 = 45.6 (ineligible, team consisting of more than two single figure handicappers)

5.6 + 28.3 + 34.8 + 43.5 female = 112.2 (ineligible mixed event – team aggregate GA Handicap must not exceed 112.0 for Mixed event and 132.0 for Women’s Only events)

To determine the net score on the day of the Local Event, team members’ GA Handicaps are adjusted as per the Slope Rating of the tees being played from to determine their Daily Handicaps. The aggregate Daily Handicap is divided by 8 to determine the team Daily Handicap. The resulting figure is then subtracted from the team’s score for the Ambrose 18-hole event.

For example:

Team aggregate Daily Handicap of 56 divided by 8 = 7

Team scratch score = 70

Net score = 63  (70 minus 7)

Note: Women are to use the Slope Rating from their respective tees to determine their Daily Handicap

The team’s aggregate GA Handicap (not Daily handicap) established at the Local Event is the base aggregate handicap for the Championship.

Note: Players with a Golf Australia Affiliate Handicap (acquired through the Golf Australia bona-fide bodies) can play in a Scramble with “the approval of the host club.” As per the Golf Australia agreement with the clubs, the club has the right to approve a player with a Golf Australia Affiliate Handicap to play in a competition at the club.