Golf demons will come after them :)
On a serious note:
The basis for the competitions is handicap index. For players who don't have active handicap index, 1 year subsciption is included in the plaform registration.
With World Handicap System, all it takes is just 3 scores to get the handicap index. Please go ahead and sign up. You can also post scores from prior rounds to USGA GHIN app.
Course ratings and slope ratings are a factor in determining course handicap, based on which a playing handicap and quota are determined. In the new World Handicap system, USGA has included adjustments for playing condition variations, exceptional rounds etc. making it a very robust framework
The quota assigned is based on USGA
handicap index and an adjustment percentage is applied based on the
scores/positions from previous round.
All the scores need to be posted to USGA GHIN system. TheAmateurOpen handicap committee periodically reviews the score cards uploaded and posted GHIN scores to ensure adherence.
Scoring scale is not linear. Better players have aggressive scoring opportunities with birdies or better. Birdie gets 4 points, Eagle gets 8 points and so on.
Your best position of all rounds in the week will be taken into consideration for weekly leaderboard, weekly rewards and season points. All your rounds will be counted towards number of rounds played in the season.
Players are welcome to compete in as many rounds as they would like; Best 8 season points scored will be taken into consideration for the End of season Leaderboard.
We wholeheartedly appreciate that. Please spread the word among your friends, we need a lot of sign-ups to get off the ground and stay afloat.
Unfortunately, we can't refund the registration and sign-up fees once paid.