The restrictions with regard to score entry from mobile phones and other mobile devices has now been implemented. The GB&I Golfing governing bodies have introduced new regulations for the returning of General Play Scores for the purpose of “Safeguarding Handicap Integrity”.
These regulations stipulate a maximum distance that the player can be from the club when a round is pre-registered and a score is returned using a mobile device. They are also stipulating a minimum duration between pre-registration and score submission.
These distance/time limits are as follows for the different home unions:
- England 2 Miles/3.2km – minimum 1 hour for 9 holes, 2 hours for 18
- Ireland 1.86 Miles 3Km – minimum 1 hour for 9 holes, 2 hours for 18
- Scotland 1 Mile/1.6Km – minimum 45 minutes for 9 holes, 1 hour 30 minutes for 18
- Wales 1.86 Miles/3Km – minimum 1 hour for 9 holes, 2 hours for 18
“Pre-Registration” equals “Sign-In”.