The EGU wish to have in place an active/inactive form of handicapping from January 2010. The need for the introduction of such a system has arisen from a growing desire for Clubs to be able to monitor the players taking part in both Club and Open competitions and to ensure that player's handicaps are reflective of their current playing ability.

The requirements are as follows:

  • It is proposed that a symbol will be used to identify an inactive handicap.
  • The active/inactive system will be implemented in January 2010. Players will be required to have submitted 3 qualifying scores during the calendar year 2009 to avoid having an inactive handicap applied for the playing season 2010.
  • Players whose handicap has become inactive will be required to return 3 qualifying scores before the indicator is removed. Qualifying scores of less than 3 are not permitted to be carried over to the next year.
  • Clubs must allow "home" players with inactive handicaps entry to qualifying competitions in order to provide as much opportunity as possible for the removal of the inactive handicap.
  • An inactive handicap can still be used for social golf and those competitions for which an active handicap is not an entry condition.
  • The requirement of 3 qualifying scores will be reviewed by the EGU during 2010 to consider if this should be increased the following year.

In Summary:- You must submit 3 qualifying scores during 2015 to obtain an active handicap to enable you to play in Open Competitions in 2016.

If you require any further information about this, please contact a member of the Games Committee.