I have an exclamation mark with a circle next to my Handicap Index. What does that mean?
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This identifies there is a reduction or limit on the increase of a player’s Handicap Index over a rolling 12-month period, measured against the player’s Low Handicap Index within that period of time.
There are two types of caps:
- The Soft Cap will suppress upward movement by 50% after a 3.0 stroke increase over the Low Handicap Index has been reached.
- The Hard Cap will restrict upward movement to 5.0 strokes over the Low Handicap Index.
The soft cap and hard cap procedures only start to take effect once a player has at least 20 acceptable scores in their scoring record.