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Have Your Say - World Handicap System

To – All Australian Golf Clubs

Dear All,

Subject: Internet Surveys on World Handicap System and Modernisation of the Rules of Golf

Golf’s international governing bodies are the R&A and the United States Golf Association.  They, in consultation with Golf Australia, are working on two major initiatives that will directly impact all Australian golfers – a modernisation of the Rules of Golf, and a World Handicap System.

The R&A and USGA are conducting internet surveys on these two subjects.  The two internet surveys are available from  Each survey can be completed in about 10 minutes.  In addition, a pop-up message promoting these surveys will be presented to all users of the Golf Australia website ( for a two-week period commencing Monday 24 July.

We would encourage as many Australian club administrators and golfers as possible to do these surveys.  Responses to the handicapping survey will be very helpful in informing Golf Australia's ultimate position on the World Handicap System.  Note that questions in the handicapping survey will identify whether the response is being provided by an administrator or a player.

We would also encourage you to promote these surveys directly to your members – this is their chance to have their say on these two important topics.  It would be best to do this promotion before 7 August in order to ensure all responses receive appropriate consideration by the R&A, USGA, and Golf Australia.

We do very much appreciate your assistance with this.  Please contact me if you have any queries.

Kind regards,


Simon Magdulski
Director – Rules & Handicapping, Golf Australia

Telephone 03 9626 5023

Mobile 0409 214 320


Junior Development Program

Program aims to give young talent new drive. Read more here


Great Governance - Why does it matter?

A presentation by Golf Victoria. See the presentation


Junior Clinics

Junior clinics for girls and boys are held at Portarlington Golf Club every Sunday morning from 9.30 to 11am at a cost of $2 per child. For more details contact Marilyn Mooney on 5259 2927

Junior clinics for girls and boys are held at Clifton Springs Golf Club every Sunday morning from 9.00 to 11am at a cost of $2 per child. For more details contact the club on 5251 3391


Holes - in - One

If you know of any then advise me so that it can be recorded on our listing.

Have a look at the full list here


Barwon Sports Academy

The region's brightest young golfers are being targeted to join the new program developed by the Barwon Sports Academy. Read more here