Handicaps are recalculated 4–5 times per year after three “no gimmie” games are played. These games include:
· Low Individual Score – Gross
· Low Individual Score – Net
· Low Individual Putts
The formula used is as follows:
· Add the total scores of the last three games played
· Divide the total by the number of games played (three)
· Subtract 31 (par for 9 holes at Coronado Golf Course)
· Multiply that by 80%
50 + 45 + 55 = 150
150 (total of 3 scores) divided by 3 (# of games played) = 50
50 (average of 3 games) minus 31 (par for 9 holes) = 19
19 x 80% = 15.20 handicap
For scorecard printing purposes only, handicaps are rounded up or down to a whole number. For example, a handicap of 15.49 is rounded down to 15 and a handicap of 15.50 is rounded up to 16.
What about flights?
Golfers in the Lady Duffer league are not placed into flights for the year so active players are not "moving from one flight to another." Each week, the list of players is sorted by handicap from lowest to highest for scoring. This list of sorted players is divided equally into four groups (flights) and three winners are determined in each of the four groups (flights).