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Regency Handicap Committee

Purpose of Handicap System


The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling players of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis.  The System provides a fair Course Handicap for each player, regardless of ability, and adjusts a player’s Handicap Index as the player’s game changes.

Two basic premises underlie the USGA Handicap System, namely that each player will try to make his or her 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.

Policy Statements and Procedures

Member Responsibilities

The Committee is responsible for ensuring that all members of Regency at Dominion Valley Golf Club comply with the USGA Handicap System. Members of the committee now include: 


Bill Torrey, Chairman | Keith Wood, Vice Chairman

Leroy Hochhalter | John Janecek | Steve McCarthy | Nea Treynor
Bonnie Welsh | Tom Willett | Manny Zuniga


Useful Handicap Information References

From time to time the Handicap Committee prepares educational papers for the Regency golfing community which will be posted here to the convenience of all members.

What is an acceptable score for posting?
 View Article
ESC and Most Likely Score - what do you post? View Article
What is the likelihood of shooting your handicap? View Article
Timely score posting. View Article
What is a Tournament Score and why is it important? View Article
Post Scores with GHIN Mobile App. View Article
Letters Beside Handicap Index. View Article
Preferred Lies (Winter Rules) View Article
Stroke Hole Allocation. View Article

Handicap Committee
Meeting Minutes

Notes From Your Handicap Committee

September 2016

January 2017
February 2017
March 2017

Additional Reference: USGA Online Handicap Seminar