TGA Scoring/Handicapping

What are the goals of the TGA scoring system

  • create a fair and equitable system for allocating Tournament prizes
  • create a fair and equitable system for allocating season-long 'Order of Merit' points
  • to give every member the opportunity to compete at the top of all TGA Leaderboards
  • to eliminate sandbagging
  • to keep all Players 'grinding' to save every possible shot

How does it work?

Each TGA Tournament will have multiple flights (divisions). Players will compete against other players within their flight for prizes and Order of Merit points for that tournament. The median handicap index of the field will be calculated before each tournament and used to create balanced flights.

How are prizes allocated in each tournament

The allocation of prizes will be as follows (awarded to each flight in each tournament)

  • 1st low Gross
  • 1st low Net
  • 2nd low Net
  • 3rd low Net
  • 2 KP par 3's

How are Order of Merit point allocated in each tournament?

The allocation of Order of Merit points will be as follows (awarded to each flight in each tournament)

Positions Points
1st low Gross 2000 pts
2nd low Gross 1200 pts
3rd low Gross 800 pts
1st low Net 1800 pts
2nd low Net 1600 pts
3rd low Net 1400 pts
4th low Net 1200 pts
5th low Net 1000 pts
6th low Net 800 pts
7th low Net 700 pts
8th low Net 600 pts
9th low Net 500 pts
10th low Net 400 pts
11th + 200 pts
Closest to Pin par 3 300 pts
Stat Master 500 pts

How is your handicap index calculated for each event?

Your past TGA scores will factor into your handicap index for each tournament (floating handicap). Your past performance will be given 20% weight and will adjust your handicap to a small degree. 80% weight will be given to the handicap index which you submitted for that tournament.

How does it work?...

If this is your 1st TGA Tournament

  • attested handicap to be submitted/confirmed using the honour system. If you are unsure of what your index is please contact Trevor Fraser.

If you have played 1 or more TGA Tournaments

  • submitted handicap index will then be adjusted using the following calculation…
  • using your previous gross score(s), calculate the average # of shots over/under.
  • subtract submitted handicap index.
  • multiply that number by 15%
  • add that total to the handicap index that the player submits.

What is a "handicap index" compared to a "course handicap"

A "handicap index" is a numerical measurement of a player's potential (not actual) scoring ability on a course of standard difficulty. The "handicap index" is calculated using the best 10 of the player's last 20 rounds and updated with each new round played. The "handicap index" travels with the golfer from course to course and is adjusted up or down depending on the length and difficulty of the course played, resulting in a "course handicap". The "course handicap" is the number of strokes a golfer receives from a specific set of tees at the course played and represents the number of strokes he would require to play equitably against a "scratch" golfer (a golfer with a Handicap Index of "0.0'). The more difficult the golf course, the more strokes the golfer receives and vice versa. (as written in the RCGA Handicapping Manual)

Your course handicap will be calculated by TGA and shown on your customized scorecard.