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Torrey Pines Men\\'s Golf Club
P.O. Box 26546
San Diego, CA 92196

MEMBER: U.S.G.A - C.G.A. - S.C.G.A.

Handicap Point System

In an effort to insure that all members are competing on an equal basis, the TPMGC Board of Directors has adopted a point system patterned after one developed by Dean Knuth of the USGA Handicap Research Team. Similar point systems are presently in use by other Southern California golf clubs.

Points are awarded to the top finishers in our clubs events. This includes the Major Tournaments (MT) and Regular Sweeps (RS) events. Finishers in all flights are included. Gross score competition top finishers are also included. Both the Sunday and Thursday Groups will use the point system.

Points are awarded, to the individual, or all of the team members, placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th (including ties) for MT events and 1st, 2nd and 3rd (including ties) for RS events according to the Point Table shown below:


1 5 3
2 4 2
3 3 1
4 2 -
5 1 -

Points are accumulated over consecutive 12 month periods and at the start, are retroactive to January 1, 1999. Once a player accumulates 11 points, his handicap is reduced by one stroke for ensuing events. For each additional 2 points accumulated an additional stroke reduction is taken. Stroke reductions are used only in NET SCORE competitions. Full stroke reductions are in effect as of January 1, 1999.

The point system is used only for TPMGC EVENTS. Exceptions: the SCGA Better-Ball Tournament, the Member Guest Tournament and all gross score competitions are exempt from any stroke reduction resulting from the point system. The point system will not effect the USGA Handicap Index issued by SCGA. The USGA/SCGA Handicap Index System will remain in effect and its rules and regulations will continue to be enforced.

The TPMGC Board of Directors believes that the TPMGC Point System will make our events more competitive and give more players a chance to finish at the top. The Board reserves the right to make any changes to the point system required to maintain equity.

Here\\'s the Player Stroke Reduction Table as of May 6th, 1999:


Player SCGA # Total
Barry, P 93-9710 13 -2 05/06/99
Bechtold, R 51-2391 13 -2 05/06/99
Burns, J 10-6153 13 -2 05/06/99
Deyoung, H 25-3622 11 -1 05/06/99
Hoffman, J 78-2891 19 -5 05/06/99
Locke, R 04-6978 11 -1 05/06/99
Trembly, J 12-4300 15 -3 05/06/99


1. Stroke reductions apply only to NET SCORE competitions.
2. The SCGA Better-Ball Tournament and the Member Guest Tournament are exempt from any stroke reduction resulting from the point system. TPMGC Board of Directors

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