Date: January 01, 2009

Handicapping System Change

Effective immediately, for a player to retain an Australian Men’sHandicap he now needs 3 or more live scores as at 1 January each year (NB the previous requirement was 5 or more). This brings the relevant Australian men’s and women’s regulations into line and is more consistent with international standards. Further important changes to the women’s and men’s Australian Handicapping Systems will be announced on Monday 2 March 2009 via the Rules & Handicapping section of For more information on Golf Australia Rules & Handicapping, click here.