Golf Course Assessments
We have a responsibility to try and assess every golf course for SSS in a 10 year cycle. With the approach of a World Wide Handicapping System and the USGA’s requirements this is set to become more challenging.
The procedure on the day is quite labour intensive and usually requires between 3 and 5 people in order to assess the course within about five hours. This is then followed up by submitting reports to the USGA via England Golf. When multiple tees are involved the process can often take longer. To satisfy the USGA each Lead Assessor can take up to 12 months to train and in the past we have only been allowed to carry out assessments between April and October.
We are proud to have such enthusiastic volunteers help us and our Lead Raters oversaw a program that meant BB&O (one of the largest counties in the country) had completed every assessment before the introduction of WHS.
We are also responsible for processing temporary ratings for either winter courses or courses undergoing alterations.
For any help or further information please phone 01844 279600