The Tektronix Golf League is now in it's 14th season of playing golf at local area golf courses. The league plays every Thursday after work from mid April in to September. The league is open to all Tektronix employees, former employees, retirees and Tek employee family/friends.

Handicapping Policy

As described in the USGA Handicap System Manual:

The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling golfers of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. The System provides fair Course Handicaps for players regardless of ability, and adjusts a player’s USGA Handicap Index up or down as his game changes. At the same time, it disregards high scores that bear little relation to the player’s potential ability and promotes continuity by making handicaps continuous from one playing season or year to the next. A USGA Handicap Index is useful for all forms of play.

A basic premise underlies the USGA Handicap System, namely that every player will try to make the best score he can at each hole in every round he plays, regardless of where the round is played, and that he will post every acceptable round for peer review.

A USGA Handicap Index must be earned. No player has an inherent right to a USGA Handicap Index without providing full evidence of his ability to the Handicap Committee at his golf club.

The following handicapping and score posting procedures are in effect beginning April 19, 2001 at TekGolf golf club for all members desiring to have an OGA/USGA Handicap Index. These procedures must be adhered to comply with USGA handicapping standards, as required for TekGolf to maintain membership in the Oregon Golf Association.

  1. A Handicap Committee has been appointed to ensure that the full intent of the USGA Handicap System is followed.
  2. Member’s scores are to be turned into the TekGolf scorekeeper or entered into the host course’s GHIN computer.
  3. Updated USGA Handicap Indexes will be posted after receiving updates from OGA. Handicap Indexes are updated 13 times a season by OGA.
  4. All eligible scores must be posted to your score history. Each golfer is responsible for adjusting their own scores for Equitable Stroke Control and for adjusting their scores for incomplete holes and rounds.
  5. Peer review is an essential part of the USGA Handicap System. TekGolf members’ scores are available for viewing at the TekGolf web site.
  6. The Handicap Committee has the responsibility to ensure that a player’s USGA Handicap Index reflects his ability. If necessary, a person’s Handicap Index may be adjusted due to the following:
    • Improving faster than the system can react.
    • Numerous away scores changing the index.
    • Temporary disability.
    • Failure to post.
    • Player manipulating scores.
  1. If a member repeatedly fails to meet his responsibilities and thereby does not observe the spirit of the USGA Handicap System, the Handicap Committee shall withdraw the member’s Handicap Index.
  2. For new members, the Handicap Committee will make every effort to obtain available previous scoring records. If such a history is unavailable, a new USGA Handicap Index will be established after receiving the required number of scores.
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