Women’s Golf News

17th April 2020

2020 Club Championships

Dates for 2020-

Midweek Championships Tuesday 10th, 17th & 24th November

Women’s Open 1st round Sunday 15th November 2020, 2nd round Sunday 22nd November 2020

Final Round – Saturday 28th November 2020 (approx. 11.30-1pm hit off)

Red Tee Changes (Women’s Tee)

There are a number of changes that are going to be made to the Red Tee hole ratings. These will be in place when we return to golf.

All the relevant analysis has been completed for changes to Red Tee

  • Slope rating
  • Hole ratings (Stroke)
  • Hole ratings (Matchplay)

My plan would have been to explain the changes in person but group meetings may not be possible for quite some time.  

  1. Slope Rating

In conjunction with the request to Golf Australia to re-rate the Mens blue tees we requested a re-rating of the red tees. Golf Australia completed their statistical analysis of the red tee slope rating and concluded that the slope rating should be 124 not 131 and the scratch rating should remain at 74 (par 72).

By way of explanation the scratch rating of 74 is an indication of the difficulty of the red tee course, whilst the slope rating measures how much more difficult the red course gets as handicaps increase from scratch.

The Slope Rating measures the rate at which gross scores deteriorate as the ability of the player decreases.  Implications of changing from 131 to 124 are:

  • In the first instance daily handicaps will decrease for most women by 0 – 3 strokes
  • As games are played and players get new flagged games their GA handicaps will progressively go up and their daily handicap will progressively go up again
  • The end result after a player has 8 new flags will be a higher GA handicap and about the same daily handicap

The end result will be Medway women will have higher GA handicaps which will make us more competitive when we go to other courses and visitors will not play off inflated handicaps when playing at Medway.

  1. Hole Ratings (Stroke)

I completed an analysis of the hole ratings taking into account four years of data. I ran the analysis for 0-18 and 19-54 with the following results.

HOLE

Current Rating

Proposed Rating

HOLE

Current Rating

Proposed Rating

1

2/22/40

2/22/40

10

16/36

17/36/54

2

15/30

12/28/46

11

4/21/39

3/21/39

3

9/28

10/30/48

12

6/23/41

6/23/41

4

14/32

14/32/50

13

7/31

7/31/49

5

8/24/42

8/24/42

14

3/20/38

5/20/38

6

5/25/43

4/25/43

15

18/35

18/35/53

7

1/19/37

1/19/37

16

13/27/45

15/27/45

8

12/33

9/33/51

17

11/34

11/34/52

9

17/29

16/29/47

18

10/26/44

13/26/44

 

The main changes are in 0 – 18 handicap range whilst the 19-54 handicap range has only one change with holes 2 and 3 swapping ratings.

  1. Hole Ratings (Matchplay)

The Matchplay hole ratings are not meant to reflect the difficulty of the hole they are meant to follow a recommended pattern that ensures strokes given in handicapped matchplay are evenly distributed. The Mens blue tee matchplay indices follow the recommended pattern whereas the Womens red tee indices look as though degree of difficulty has been superimposed on the recommended pattern.

The red tee matchplay indices  will be changed to comply with the GA recommended pattern.

This would mean the following changes.

 Hole

Current Matchplay Index

Proposed Matchplay Index

Hole

Current Matchplay Index

Proposed Matchplay Index

1

5

18

10

18

5

2

9

8

11

4

11

3

13

12

12

6

2

4

7

3

13

12

15

5

3

14

14

2

7

6

17

6

15

14

13

7

1

10

16

8

4

8

15

1

17

16

17

9

11

16

18

10

9

 

These changes will be implemented on the system for when we return and the Red Tee cards will be reprinted to reflect the above changes.

If you have any queries please call me on 0417 520 690.

Regards

Jill Gillingham

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