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Greetings Members,

Spring has sprung, the grass is green and the time for golf is here! While you were hibernating, your Wildhawk Players Association has been hard at work, trying to address some of golf’s most complex issues.

I would like to take a few minutes to tell you what is new this year. First, in response to player requests, we have added six additional stroke play tournaments in an effort to put the emphasis back on the traditional golf format. As a result, our tournament schedule is jam packed, with a tournament every three weeks on the average. Here it is the first of April and we have already logged 6 rounds of competitive tournament golf. When you can, go to the Wildhawk website, find the WPA tab and check out the schedule.

Second, we have enhanced the level competition by allowing players to compete from 4 different tee boxes, and have transformed the first flight into a combo Gross/Handicap flight, allowing more players a chance to win at the most competitive level.

Finally, we have adopted an enhanced handicap system designed to eliminate inequitable scoring, commonly referred to as “sandbagging”. Your tournament handicap, referred to as your “WPA Handicap” is apprised exclusively from the scores you have shot while playing in Wildhawk Players Association tournaments. Your handicap is based solely on your performance in our tournaments. The influence of the easily manipulated NCGA/GHIN has been eliminated from our handicapping system completely, allowing for a truly performance based handicapping system.

Here is how it works:

Each player is tracked for the last calendar year’s WPA tournament participation. Each round of stroke play golf is logged on our database and in part, used to evaluate the player’s performance for future tournament play.

When a WPA member plays in a stroke play tournament, his score is recorded. We then use a weighting system to calculate the players “average competitive tournament score”, and ultimately their handicap.

Here is how we determine your handicap. If you have played in:

0-1 rounds of WPA stroke play tournament golf, your handicap is calculated using 80% of your current NCGA GHIN.
2-3 rounds of WPA stroke play tournament golf, your handicap is calculated using your one lowest round of stroke play WPA tournament golf within the last calendar year.
4-5 rounds of WPA stroke play tournament golf, your handicap is calculated using your two lowest rounds of WPA stroke play tournament golf within the last calendar year.
6 rounds of WPA stroke play tournament golf, your handicap is calculated using your three lowest rounds of WPA stroke play tournament golf within your last 6 rounds, within last calendar year.

The rounds are added together and averaged to determine the players WPA Index, then adjusted for slope according to USGA rules. After each tournament the handicaps are re-calculated and a new spreadsheet with every competitor’s updated handicap will be distributed to all active WPA members via email. Additionally a copy of the current spreadsheet will be available on the WPA website.

If you have any questions, please contact Chuck King via the provided email:  WPAInfoMan@gmail.com, or any of your WPA Board Members.

Look for another email soon, to find your current WPA Handicap.

We look forward to seeing you on the course soon!

See you on the Links

Phil Kuhn

President - WPA Board of Directors




WildHawk Players Association

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