2024 WA Golf Lower Your Handicap Challenge

 

Golf, Post Your Scores, Win!

It’s that easy! 

From May 1 through October 31, play and post your scores for at least ten, 18-hole rounds. Each month we’ll calculate the handicap improvement factor and send updates.

  • Season’s Most Improved Golfers win $250 Golftec Gift Card
  • Monthly random drawing winners receive WA Golf SWAG
  • Congratulations to Al Cortez, winner of our registration prize – a 5-Lesson package at Golftec

Roster and Standings

Please utilize the links below to view individual flight rosters and standings for the 2024 WA Golf Lower Your Handicap Challenge.

Standings are up to date as of July 1, 2024

Four winners at the end of the season!

If you’ve gone out and golfed, we think you’re already a winner, but at the end of the season we’ll crown four of our most improved golfers.

Most Improved Golfers will receive $250 to spend at Golftec good towards lessons or merchandise, and a sparkling crystal award!

Golftec Gift Card
Four winners will receive $250 Golftec Gift Card.

2024 Details & Rules

Eligibility: Open to all WA Golf members with an established Handicap Index. RENEW or JOIN

Entry fee: None

Entries open: April 1, 2024 at 8:00 a.m.

Entries close: April 30, 2024 at midnight.

Beginning Revision Date: May 1, 2024 – The participant’s Handicap Index on this date will be used as the beginning point for determining improvement through the duration of the challenge.

Ending Revision Date: November 1, 2024 – The participant’s Handicap Index on this date will be used as the ending point for determining improvement through the duration of the challenge.

Minimum Number of Rounds: Golfers must post a minimum of 180 holes in any combination of 9 or 18-hole rounds from May 1, 2024 through October 31, 2024.

Posting Scores: In the spirit of the Rules of Handicapping, players are expected to post all eligible scores immediately after play.

Divisions: Field will be split into two divisions for Women and Men. Each division will be evenly split into two flights based off handicap index.

Prizes: Grand prize winner for each flight within each division. Random drawing each month for WA Golf swag.

Determination of Winners

Winners will be determined using the USGA recommended method for determining the Most Improved Player. The method is as follows:

Add 12 to the player’s Handicap Index at the start date. The number 12 is used to provide a consistent value for all players being evaluated. This value is A. Add 12 to the player’s Handicap Index at the end date. This value is B.

Divide value A by value B, calculating to three decimal places. This is the improvement factor. The player with the highest improvement factor is the most improved player.

Example for Most Improved Player:

Starting Index: 24.3
Ending Index: 16.2
Value A: 24.3 + 12 = 36.3
Value B: 16.2 + 12 = 28.2
A / B: 36.3 / 28.2 = 1.287…
Improvement Factor: 1.287

Breaking Ties: Ties will be broken by extending beyond three decimal places until a winner is determined.