ANNOUNCEMENTS
****Annual Meeting:  November 15 at Blue
Grass Country Club - See D Penn for Details
TOURNAMENT RULES:  Direct questions to Jerry Ashley (email:  
proudjerry@comcast.net)
  • If interest is sufficient, Jerry has volunteered to meet 30
    minutes before Tournaments to address questions and
    go over various rules, especially PGA rule changes for
    2018
Slow Play Guidelines:  Remember it is every golfer’s duty to keep up
with the game in front and not just ahead of the game behind.  Click
on the ICON to review key suggestions on keeping pace:  
Slow Play
Guidelines
DEADLINE CHANGE FOR TOURNAMENT SIGN-UP:  Many courses
have requested information regarding player list and pairings sheets
earlier than could be provided based on 48 hour cut off policy.  The
board approved a change in cut off time to one consistent day and
time regardless of playing on Monday or Tuesday.  
  • New cut off time for notification for opting out is Friday Noon
    week prior to outing.
Water HazardPenalty Strokes Clarification:  Water Hazard Penalty
Stroke Table
CodeRed:  An Emergency Service from the City of Hendersonville:  
CodeRed Registration Steps
QUERY
Handicap Calculations: Handicaps are determined by what tee
box you are playing and at what course.  Yesterday at Two
Rivers you played Yellow tees with a slope and rating of 67.0 /
111  and tournament handicap was 19.  Had you played white
tees your handicap would have been 20 based on slope and
rating of 69.8 / 116.  Your handicap, as you see above is
different based on the course we are playing.  Your "published"
handicap is based on our home course of Country Hills playing
the white tees, so If I send out general a list of players not
specific to an outing and it lists a handicap it will be based on
white tees at Country Hills .
Our computer software uses USGA rules and guidelines in
calculating an index.  This index is recalculated twice a month on
the 1st and the 15th using the best ten of your most recent 20
scores (see USGA handicapping on line for more detail).  If you
do not have a history of 20 scores the calculation uses fewer
than ten best.  The idea being your index is a fair representative
of the potential score you are likely to score, thus an equalizer
for our competition.
Tie Breaker Rules:  Since we changed to USGA handicapping
we are using the USGA recommended tie breaker:
>If net score is same:
  • Use last 9 holes and 1/2 handicap
  • Use last 6 holes and 1/3 handicap
  • Use last 3 holes and 1/6 handicap
  • 18 back (net using full handicap)