It is intended to provide a means for players of unequal ability to compete on a more or less even basis. A handicap should reflect the ability of a golfer to play the game, and not the average performance. This means that more focus must be placed on a players good rounds.
How can I calculate my handicap?
Average your best 10 differentials from your previous 20 scores used from the last handicap calculation. Your handicap will be 96% of that number which will be rounded down from 0.49 and up from 0.5.
Why is my handicap calculated using my best 8 differentials and not me best 10?
If a player has 2 or more “Exceptional scores” in their last 20 rounds their handicap will be calculated using their best 8 differentials and not their best 10. The calculation will revert back to the use of the best 10 differentials once the number of “Exceptional scores” in the last 20 is less than 2.
Once I capture a round, how quickly will my score reflect on the website?
The major difference between the new SAGA handicap system and that of the NGN is that all scores are stored on one central server. This means that all information entered on either the website or any terminal will be displayed instantaneously.
Will I be able log in via the website and my mobile phone to update my score?
Yes, this is one of the great new features of handicaps.co.za, you are able to enter your scores online and will be able to enter scores via your mobile phone shortly as we are in the process of developing our mobile application.
My handicap is displayed as "n/a", what does it mean?
A players handicap will be displayed as "n/a" if the player does not have five valid scores from the previous 24 calendar months. This will be displayed until such time as the player has at least five valid scores on the system, at which point the player’s handicap will be recalculated and reinstated.
I want to activate my Discovery Vitality points profile. I am told to do it on the website but cannot?
Click here to login and activate your Discovery Vitality points profile.
Under the 'Lookup Golfer' section my gender is incorrect or my name is spelt incorrectly?
Please contact your home golf club. They have the ability to change all details of players via their club login.