USGA HANDICAP SYSTEM
AND THE STLWDGA
All handicaps are computed according to the USGA Handicap/ Slope System and are retained by the Tournament Chair. Handicap allowance in all District events will be limited to a course handicap of 40 with the exception of team events.
1. Only scores made in 18-hole rounds, or by combining the scores of two consecutive nine-hole rounds shall be used from courses rated according to the USGA Rating System. In addition, if a player plays 13 or more holes, she shall record a score for handicap purposes by adding to the number of strokes played, the total of par for the unplayed holes plus any handicap strokes to which she is entitled on the unplayed holes.
2. During the STLWDGA playing season, March 1 through November 14, scores on all courses, at home and away, must be dated and reported by the player within two weeks of the date played. These scores shall be made during a playing season, in any locale, where normal playing conditions exist. These scores shall be returned and the players handicap shall be computed prior to the start of the active season.
3. Scores that include some conceded putts or scores adjusted with “Equitable Stroke Control” formula should be reported for handicap purposes only.
4. Scoring records shall be maintained continuously from year to year. Scores made in a new playing season shall be added to those of the preceding playing seasons.