**HOW HANDICAPS ARE ADJUSTED**

__These rules apply only to Charlton Golf Course____.__

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**fter every stroke-play event, including stableford, members’ scores will be examined to determine whether their handicaps should be adjusted.**Players’ handicaps are arranged in “zones”. The zones determine the scale of any handicap adjustment. From a player’s gross score, a

**Nett Differential**is calculated. This determines by how much the net score deviates from the par score (at Charlton 54 See Note). The buffer is an allowance where no adjustment is applied. The adjustment factor is the incremental change that is applied to a negative adjustment.

**How the Nett Differential is calculated**

**Step 1**

**. A score on any hole greater than a double net bogie is reduced to a double bogie. Maximum reduction is 4 strokes per round.**

**Step 2**

**. The**

**is calculated:**

*Adjusted Gross Score (AGS)*AGS = Gross score – Number of shots determined by step 1

**Step 3.**= AGS – Handicap

*Nett Score***Step 4**.

**= Net Score – 54 (par) (this may be positive or negative)**

*Nett Differential*CONGU Handicapping System

If the Nett Differential lies in the buffer, no adjustment is applied

If the Nett Differential is greater than the buffer, the exact handicap is increased by 0.1

If the Nett Differential is negative, the handicap reduction = Nett Differential x Adjustment factor for the zone.

If the Nett Differential is greater than the buffer, the exact handicap is increased by 0.1

If the Nett Differential is negative, the handicap reduction = Nett Differential x Adjustment factor for the zone.

__Note: CLGC handicaps apply to games at Charlton Lakes only and are limited to a maximum of 18__

Handicaps will be reviewed by the committee annually and exceptionally (under the "general Play" rule) when it is apparent that a player's handicap is distorting the principle of equality of opportunity.