Your Handicap

If you have never had a handicap before, you have to play a minimum of three rounds with a current member – you can join competitions or roll ups to do this. Please contact us to discuss how you can get these rounds scheduled.

World Handicap System

The World Handicap System (WHS) launched in England on 2 November 2020 by the England Golf federation. It is designed to welcome more players, to make golf easier to understand and to give all golfers a handicap which is portable all around the globe.

If you join Little Hay Golf Club, you can get a WHS handicap which can be used anywhere in the UK and worldwide. Further information is available here.

Whenever you play a game of golf, you can enter your scores into the WHS system – and contribute to your handicap calculations. There are a number of Apps and Website that you can use to enter information and view your recent scores. These are explained in the next section – if you enter your scores in one system, the same information should be available in others, also. You will need your CDH number in order to sign into these Apps.

How Did I Do

This is the App / Website that we use at little Hay to book onto competitions and enter scores for competitions and “General Play” casual rounds. If you are playing a round for scoring, you should book in before the round starts, which will confirm your course handicap for the day.

Website: https://www.howdidido.com/

Android App: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=how%20did%20i%20do%20golf%20app

Apple App: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/howdidido

My England Golf (MyEG)

This is the official App and Website for England Golf – it is useful to view a graph of your performance, and you can also enter casual rounds using this App / Website.

Website: https://members.whsplatform.englandgolf.org/

Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.englandgolf.mygolf

Apple App: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/myeg/id1530752395

Latest Handicap News

  • LOCAL RULE FOR BUNKERS
    The local rules allowing free relief in bunkers are cancelled with immediate effect. Relief in bunkers must now be taken in accordance with Rules 12.2, 15.1, 15.2, 16.1c, 16.2 (unlikely) and 19.3. With regard to doubt about the position of the ball players should familiarise themselves with Rule 12.1.
  • Score Input Terminal
    The Player Score Input (PSI) terminal on the reception desk at Little Hay is now back in service. It can be used for entry of scores from Casual/General Play rounds. Pre-Registration (aka Sign-In) is required and a period of 2 hours must elapse between Sign-In and Score Entry.
  • LITTLE HAY TEES & SCORE ENTRY
    You might have noticed that several of the Winter Tees (Mats) have recently been brought into play. Please note that placing a Yellow or Red “tee of the day” marker by a Mat does not make that Mat into a Yellow or Red tee; it is still a Winter Tee position. Mixed tee sets doContinue reading “LITTLE HAY TEES & SCORE ENTRY”
  • Score Entry From Mobile Devices
    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 clubContinue reading “Score Entry From Mobile Devices”
  • How Did I Do Booking
    Members who have used HowDidIDo in recent weeks will have noticed some changes in its appearance and, in particular, to the “booking” facility. The new booking facility is now said to be for “Casual and Competitions”. Will all members please note that Little Hay Golf Club does NOT use the HowDidIDo booking facility for casualContinue reading “How Did I Do Booking”