May 17, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

This is the second part of the United States Golf Associaton’s Handicapping System. Handicap Index is your portable handicap that you can take to other courses of different Rating and recieve your proper Handicap from the Handicap Table at course being played. A handicap index compares a player’s scoring ability of a scratch golfer on a course of standard difficulty. Handicap is portable from course to course but also from different tees on the same course. Tucumcari’s course is rated from four sets: black, blue, white and red.

Equitable Stroke Control
This is a procedure that keep players of a certain ability to increase their handicap improperly. At all courses you will find the following chart for Equitable Stroke Control (ESC).

Course Handicap Maximum Number on any Hole
Handicap 9 or less Double Bogey
10 thru 19 7
20 thru 29 8
30 thru 39 9
40 or more 10

Rule 6: The Player
The player’s responsibility is to make sure he has the proper handicap before or during any competition.

Albert Henry
Recently we all lost a friend of golf and a big friend of this area. ALbert
Henry died Saturday. In memory of Albert and his golfing we will be planting an evergreen tree and stone around the green on No. 9 so they will always be with us. Thanks Albert for all the giggles.

Upcoming Events
May 21: Carried In Scramble, 2 p.m. ($10 registration).
June 2-4: Mesa Country Club Las Vegas Scramble (open to
the public). Call 461-1849 for details.