Scores Acceptable for Handicap Purposes
Interpretations
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2.1
2.1b
2.1b/2

Principle of the Rule: 

The scores a player submits for handicap purposes are at the core of the calculation of their Handicap Index.

Rule 2 covers the conditions a score must satisfy for it to be acceptable for handicap purposes, providing confidence that it will produce reasonable evidence of the player’s ability and, ultimately, a Handicap Index that is reflective of demonstrated ability.

2.1
Acceptability of Scores
2.1b
Played by The Rules of Golf
2.1b/2
Examples of When Player Has Been Disqualified From a Competition for an Action That Would Have Provided a Significant Scoring Advantage

Examples of situations where a Committee may determine that a player has gained a significant scoring advantage include:

Rule of Golf

Nature of Disqualification

Recommended Action for Handicap Purposes

1.3b

Players deliberately agree to ignore a Rule or penalty they know applies

Score not acceptable

4.1a

Making a stroke with a non-conforming club

Score not acceptable

4.3a(1)

Using a distance-measuring device that measures elevation changes

Score not acceptable