The Club has been asked to issue the following statement made by Paul Taylor, a member of the Handicap Committee acting on its behalf, explaining the recent decision of that committee concerning the way in which handicaps will be applied in future to play at Desert Springs.

“The Desert Springs Handicap Committee has met and agreed a new handicapping system to be implemented, in order to ensure all Desert Springs Members, Guests and Visitors are playing off a fair handicap in competitions at Desert Springs Golf Club.

For those members who have both a Spanish license and another official handicap elsewhere, they will be asked to present at the beginning of the year a current handicap certificate to review and evaluate if any adjustment must be made. This player will play off the Official Spanish Federation Handicap.

For members and guests not affiliated to the Spanish Federation, they will be asked for an official handicap certificate every time they wish to enter a Desert Springs Club Competition. If the player records a round where the handicap is lowered, an adjustment will be applied for the next competition. Subsequent rounds where there is an addition to the handicap can only take a negative adjustment back to zero. In other words, a person not affiliated to the Spanish Federation will not play at a higher handicap than the handicap certificate states, but can play at a lower handicap if the scores allow for a handicap reduction.

Some benefits from joining the Spanish Federation are:
• Insurance on all golf courses in Spain.
• No need to present your handicap certificate on every competition.
• Handicap can go up and down.

It is the committee’s policy to move towards a position where only Spanish Federation Handicaps are accepted for Club Competitions.

Benefit by joining the Spanish Federation now!”

For further information contact: Paul Taylor – Handicap Committee
E-mail: paul.f.taylor@btinternet.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 1277 286 120