WCGT'S HANDICAP SYSTEM
 
The proprietary WCGT Handicap System is one of the main reasons that our Tour is successful. While we realize
that there isn't a 'perfect way' to handicap all players for all courses at all times, application of various trademarked WCGT formulae and class competition allows our players to compete equally and virtually eliminates attempts at 'Sandbagging'.
 
ONLY WCGT TOURNAMENT SCORES ARE USED TO COMPUTE A PLAYER’S BASE HANDICAP


 

WCGT HANDICAP SYSTEM INTEGRITY - Until 10 tournaments are completed, a WCGT player's Base Handicap™ will not be allowed to increase more than 25% of the difference between the old and new Base Handicap.

  
 New WCGT members will be required to provide a copy of a verifiable USGA Handicap Index before entry into their first WCGT tournament. New Members submitting a verifiable USGA Handicap Index will have their initial WCGT Base Handicap™ computed using the best 5 score differentials from the submitted, verifiable USGA Handicap Index. If you do not have a current USGA Handicap Index, then 5 current, signed and attested, score cards must be submitted along with application for membership.If score cards are submitted, the new WCGT member must also play his/her 1st tournament as a qualifying round for establishment of a WCGT Base Handicap™. Upon completing a qualifying round, the individual’s calculated Base Handicap™ will not be more than the pre-determined Base Handicap™ derived from the five scorecards.If it is determined by the Players Council that a new member has submitted false or un-adjusted scores, the member may have his/her Base Handicap™ adjusted to the appropriate skill level, winnings reduced or forfeited, or  have his/her WCGT membership suspended or revoked.
  
 'Daily Handicap'™ = Adjusted gross score after application of a WCGT formula to account for the difficulty of a particular course.
 Adjusted Tournament Score™ - A WCGT method is used to adjust each gross tournament score prior to calculation of a new Base Handicap™ for the next WCGT tournament.
 WCGT Base Handicaps™ will carry over from year to year for returning players and will be predicated upon the
best five
'Daily Handicaps'™ from their last ten tournament scores.
 When less than ten WCGT tournaments are completed, the following Base Handicap™ computation process applies:
 During the first three tournaments played, a WCGT member’s Base Handicap™ can only stay the same
or go down
and will be based upon the player's best score to that date. Thereafter, UNITL TEN (10) WCGT TOURNAMENTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED, A WCGT member’s Base Handicap™ will only be allowed to increase 25% of the difference between the old and new Base Handicap.™
 Fourth through Ninth Tournaments  played, the WCGT member Base Handicap™ will be the average
of the 'Daily Handicaps'™ from prior tournaments played on the following sliding scale:
 In the Fourth & Fifth Tournament a competitor’s Base Handicap™ will be based upon the best score of the last three or four tournaments subject to the “25% increase Rule”™ stated above.
 In the Sixth & Seventh Tournaments a competitor’s Base Handicap™ will be the average of the 'Daily Handicaps'™ from the best two scores from your last five or six tournaments subject to the “25% increase Rule”™ stated above.
 In the Eighth & Ninth Tournaments a competitor’s Base Handicap™ will be the average of the 'Daily Handicaps'™ from the best three scores from your last seven or eight tournaments subject to the “25% increase Rule”™ stated above.
 In the Tenth Tournament a competitor’s Base Handicap™ will be the average of the 'Daily Handicaps'™ from the
best four scores from your last nine tournaments subject to the “25% increase Rule”™ stated above.
 After Completing Ten Tournaments a competitor’s Base Handicap™ will be the average of the 'Daily Handicaps'™ from the best five scores of the last ten tournaments. 
TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: A Player entered in the year-ending, Tour Championship, who has completed fewer that TEN (10) tournaments during the calendar year will be assigned his/her WCGT Base Handicap™ as computed above or their then current CDGA Handicap Index whichever is lower.

EXTRAORDINARY TOURNAMENT SCORES™: Once a player has recorded an Extraordinary Tournament Score™ , the player's Base Handicap™ will be adjusted in accordance with WCGT Extraordinary Tournament Score™ rules to account for such score(s).

 
If a competitor is Disqualified for any reason, the score for that round
Will Not be Counted
in calculating his/her
Base Handicap™

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