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  • Clyde Coast Seniors League 2021

Seniors Fixtures 2021

Seniors Match vs Whinhill Tue 18 May 21

Gents, almost time for our first match away to the Whinhill on the 18th. I'll post a teamsheet on the seniors noticeboard next week – please tick your names off if you're available to play.


Please remember a face mask and we'll probably be asked to leave our contact details.


There has been much discussion regarding handicaps for foursomes matches. Here is the handicap calculation with an example of a fourball :-

Get your current Handicap Index
You'll see this at top left corner of the Scottish Golf App – (eg HCI 8.9)
Very important that you have your current Handicap Index prior to the match.
Player 1: Handicap Index is 8.9
Player 2: Handicap Index is 14.2
Player 3: Handicap Index is 19.8
Player 4: Handicap Index is 24.5

Get your Course Handicap
All courses should display their Course Handicap Charts where you
can convert your Handicap Index to your Course Handicap.
These Course Handicap Charts use the slope rating for each set of tees.
The Seniors matches will be using the yellow tees. (Whinhill, I believe,
will be using the Red tees)
You can also calculate your Course Handicap.
For example playing Gourock (yellow tees) which has a slope rating of 134 :-
Player 1:     8.9 x 134 / 113 = 10.5,  Course Handicap is rounded to 11
Player 2:     14.2 x 134 / 113 = 16.8, Course Handicap is rounded to 17
Player 3:     19.8 x 134 / 113 = 23.4, Course Handicap is rounded to 23
Player 4:     24.5 x 134 / 113 = 29.0, Course Handicap is rounded to 29

Get your Playing Handicap
For a fourball your Playing Handicap is 90% of your Course Handicap.
Player 1:     11 x 90% = 9.9,  Playing Handicap is rounded to 10
Player 2:     17 x 90% = 15.3, Playing Handicap is rounded to 15
Player 3:     23 x 90% = 20.7, Playing Handicap is rounded to 21
Player 4:     29 x 90% = 26.1, Playing Handicap is rounded to 26
Finally to the Fourball Match
It's your Playing Handicap that you'll use for your match.

Player 1:     plays off scratch
Player 2:     gets 5 shots
Player 3:     gets 11 shots
Player 4:     gets 16 shots


I hope the above makes sense.

Thanks, Alan Wylie.