Please carefully read the following email.  It can have a significant impact on your scoring.

You may or may not be aware that after studying the scores submitted at Loyalist for 5 years, the Golf Association of Ontario changed the stroke index (SI) ranking of the holes to more accurately reflect the holes’ difficulty.  This happened last year.  Of the 18 holes, the SI was changed on 14 holes.  The SI determines on which holes your handicap applies; eg, if you have a handicap of 12, you would receive a handicap stroke on SI holes 1 through 12.  The changes are as follows:

Hole#: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Old SI 11 17 1 13 9 7 5 15 3 18 8 2 16 14 12 4 6 10

New SI 9 15 1 13 11 5 7 17 3 16 12 4 18 10 8 2 6 14

The management of the course has determined that new scorecards reflecting the new rankings will not be used until the current stockpile of printed cards are used up.  However, the new rankings are already inputted into the Golf Canada online scoring system.  Therefore, based on the direction received from the Loyalist Handicap Committee, the Men’s League will only use the new SI rankings for all weekly events and scheduled competitions eg., Singles, Pairs and Shark Shootout.  For all Men’s League events, only use the scorecards provided by the Men’s League Games’ Convenors.  Additional blank scorecards will be placed in a receptacle by the Men’s League bulletin board in the Men’s Locker Room for use during competitions and inclement weather Tuesdays.

If you have any questions please ask.  Remember, using the new SI scoring is not optional.  Submitting a signed scorecard using the wrong SI could result in disqualification.

Ed Kotelniski

Captain, Loyalist Mens League

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