Newest Committee Decisions
This page will display the most current decisions and updates made by the Handicap and Competition Committee, usually during the off season meetings. PGT still reserves the right to change, add, delete, or modify any regulation at any time. REFER TO THE CLUB HANDBOOK for all PGT rules, regulations, and guidelines.
The following are in effect for the 2023 season and beyond.
All previous PGT rules and regulations still in effect unless modified below.
New decisions will be added and/or existing decisions modified as needed and the club handbook will be updated.
2023 updates and beyond will be posted here when a new decision is voted on and made. It is the responsibility of all PGT members and players in PGT events to review, understand, and follow the information in the Club Handbook. We will have numerous USGA, local, and specific daily rules at the registration table before each tournament. While it is the players responsibility to know and abide be all USGA rules and regulations, we strive to give as much information as we can to the players so we are all playing the same game and the Field is protected.
PGT Tournament Index (history and definition)--Scoring ability and overall play is different in tournament play than with casual rounds, frequently played rounds on the same course, and general play. In tournament play, the courses are not as well known, conditions may be different, setup may be different, and the mindset of strict USGA guidelines for example, definetly take players out of their comfort zone. Plus we have found that a large percentage of golfers do not properly post many of their away rounds correctly into GHIN. The PGT handicap committee reviews and makes sure that PGT tournament scores are posted on GHIN correctly. Therefore, we know that the differentials for the players in that event are correct and a more accurate indication of their ability, and true index, especially when multiple tournament differentials are grouped. The PGT Tournament Index levels the playing field, across the board, and virtually eliminates sandbagging, the appearance of it, and gives the player a more accurate handicap in competition. Hopefully this should also make players feel comfortable posting every qualified away round played on any course. PGT will calculate using organized PGT tournament differentials from the past two calendar years regardless of how many tournaments played, and applying the GHIN computation formulas to determine players PGT Tournament Index (except for exceptional score adjustments). Organized tournaments are under USGA guidelines, listed local venues, flighted with typical participation, and with typical payouts from a prize purse. Refer to the calculation chart in GHIN from the following link
PGT Tournament Index (applied)--PGT will maintain an ongoing calculation of players PGT Tournament Index and this index will be used for all players in determining their playing handicap based on the rating and slope of the tees played during organized PGT tournaments. All players must still maintain an active GHIN and post all of their rounds played.
NOTE: it is still the players responsibility to post their scores and the Handicap Committee will monitor and make corrections as needed, however penalty scores will be assesed when a player fails to properly post under certain circumstances and under the discretion of the Handicap Chairman and the Director.
New PGT Member competing in Match Play-- PGT has a variety of Match Play competitions and tournaments that vary from year to year and open to all active PGT memebers. New and first time members can only register for Match Play competitions once they have established a PGT Tournament Index using a minimum of three organized PGT tournament differentials.
Players PGT tournament index will be used during Match Play competitions.
Posting tournament scores to GHIN (players responsibility)--There will be a more strict enforcement on players to post their PGT tournament score to GHIN within 24 hours. Penalty scores will be added to players who fail to post scores or continue to post incorrectly. It is recommended that players stay at the scoring table after completion of their round until their score card is reviewed, accepted, and scores transfered onto the official score sheets. The scorer assists by providing the player with their actual "ESC" number that is to be posted to GHIN (reduction for maximum score allowed on a hole which is double bogey plus number of strokes on that hole based on playing handicap). It only takes a few minutes and players should strive to post their score to GHIN at the scoring table to ensure it is posted correctly, but no later than 24 hours after the round. Instructions and specific numbers to use for posting scores to GHIN are available on the PGT website pages, at the event registration table, and at the scoring table, so there is no excuse for players scores not posted properly. A small service charge or fee may be charged to players for repeated errors as we have to go into the system to edit mistakes or add penalty scores.
A new "Series" based on multiple rounds of in season competition will be started. This is an optional side competition using combined net scores for a set number of tournaments during the season. The lowest score wins the defined Series. There could be more than first place payouts based on the number of entries in the specific Series. A Spring, Summer, and Fall Series will consist of two or three defined tournaments each.