New Handicap Regulations In Effect From 1 March 2021



From 1 March 2020, Golf RSA will implement a Course Handicap Allowance and Competition Playing Handicap which aligns with the World Handicap System of Handicapping.


The upshot of this change is that the maximum score allowed on a hole will change from 2-over par (unless you had two strokes on a hole, in which case you could enter a 3 over par) to Nett Double Bogey (zero Stableford points).


In its simplest form – Competition Allowance aims to ensure that all players have an equal chance of winning.


Take a look at the graphic to learn more about how the competition-type affects your Competition Playing Handicap.