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USGA Course Rating and Handicapping - reading material

The following links from the USGA provide administrative information for Clubs to consider when planning revisions to their current tee arrangements. As part of the transition to the USGA Handicapping and Course  Ratng System, Australia's courses have been rated by an official Course Rating Team - a 'course' being the layout as it plays from each set of tees i.e. Blue, White, Red, Green, Royal Blue etc. In order to hold official competitions Clubs must also have Short Course layouts rated by an official Course Rating Team. It is beneficial to rate the shorter course for both genders to provide program flexibility.

Competing From Different Tees 

http://www.usga.org/handicapping/publications/Competing-From-Different-Tees/

USGA Position Paper on Competing from Different Tees

http://www.usga.org/playing/handicaps/understanding_handicap/articles/different_tees.html

Handicapping FAQ's

http://www.usga.org/HandicapFAQ/handicap_answer.asp?FAQidx=6

Competing From Different USGA Course Ratings

http://www.usga.org/ourexpertsexplain.aspx?id=2147496647

USGA Handicap and 'TEE IT FORWARD' Initiative

USGA Handicap And ‘Tee It Forward’ Initiative

http://www.usga.org/ourexpertsexplain.aspx?id=2147484057

Handicapping and Course Setup

http://www.usga.org/ourexpertsexplain.aspx?id=21474850278