We have a responsibility to assess every affiliated course in Hampshire Golf for Rating in a 10 year cycle.
The procedure on the day is quite labour intensive and usually requires between 3 and 5 people in order to assess the course within about five hours. This is then followed up by submitting reports to the USGA via England Golf. When multiple tees are involved the process can often take longer. To satisfy the USGA, each Lead Assessor can take up to 12 months to train and in the past we have only been allowed to carry out assessments between April and October.
We are proud to have such enthusiastic volunteers help us and our Lead Raters oversaw a program that meant Hampshire, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands had completed every assessment before the introduction of WHS. We continue to maintain our rotation as well as re-visit clubs who have either made changes, or want tees rated for different genders.
We are also responsible for processing temporary ratings for either winter courses or courses undergoing alterations.
Should you want any information about your current rating, a future rating or even a temporary rating then please contact our Course Rating Manager, Nicky Harden via email and we'll be happy to start the process.
Nicky's email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following resources have been developed by England Golf to allow clubs to apply for changes to their tee, course and club data on the World Handicap System:
par si yardage change request v3.pdf
Should you need further guidance please contact the County Office.