KIOWA HANDICAP SYSTEM
The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game of golf more
enjoyable by allowing players of differing abilities to compete on an equitable
Two basic premises underlie the USGA Handicap System, namely that each
player will try to make the best score at every hole in every round, regardless
of where the round is played, and that the player will post every acceptable
round for peer review. The player
and the player’s Handicap Committee have joint responsibility for adhering to
All WGA and MGA members are automatically entered
into the USGA Handicap System as part of their annual organizational dues. Non-members wishing to establish a USGA
handicap may do so by paying an annual fee to the pro shop. It is the player’s responsibility to
enter each acceptable score into the Handicap System immediately following the
round. Acceptable and unacceptable
scores for handicap purposes can be found by clicking here. Scores may be entered into thecomputerized Lake Kiowa Handicap system in the Pro Shop or online at www.golfsoftware.net. Instructions for the online system canbe found here.
The USGA requires each golf
club to establish a Handicap Committee to insure compliance with the USGA
Handicap System, including peer review.
Please call one of the following
if you have any questions about the USGA Handicap System, a question concerning
your own handicap or a question concerning a fellow golfer’s handicap. Peer review is an important part of the
handicap system. Any Handicap
Committee member can answer your questions or correct errors. The integrity of the USGA Handicap
System is every player’s responsibility.
KIOWA HANDICAP COMMITTEE
Craig Lamkin, Chair – 903-814-9325
Margaret Dressel – 972-953-8679
Gerald Smith – 972-754-4607
John Wolek – 214-766-3920
Ronny Young – 940-736-5533
Brown McCrory – 940-665-6480
The Handicap Committee is responsible for all aspects of the USGA
Handicap System including the computation of each player’s Handicap Index. The
Handicap Committee must verify that all acceptable scores are reported for
handicap purposes and that all recorded scores are available for peer review.
The Handicap Committee is responsible for insuring that a player's USGA
Handicap Index reflects their potential ability. The committee has the
authority to adjust an individual’s Handicap Index under any circumstance that
it feels necessary to do so. If
the Committee believes that an adjustment to your Handicap Index is warranted,
you will be notified in writing and have an opportunity to explain the
circumstances before any adjustment takes affect.
The Handicap Committee also has the authority to post a penalty score if
a player fails to post an acceptable score as soon as practical following the
round. The committee is not
required to notify the player prior to posting a penalty score.
The Handicap Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the club’s golf
organizations to insure fair and equitable competition. In addition they serve to educate our
golfing community about the Handicap System and The Rules of Golf through
regular “Did You Know…” articles in the Communiqué. Click here to
view the latest DYK.
you have any questions, suggestions or concerns about the Handicap System or
Lake Kiowa golf in general, contact any member of your Handicap Committee.