The Full 2020 Portugal Handicap Rules. Version ~ 1.3


1. Maximum Handicap 28.


2. Buffer zone 30 – 36 inclusive – a score in the buffer zone no change except see rule 5.


3. A score of more than 36 points will result in a reduction of 0.6 shots per point scored over 36.

(Example 38 points will see a reduction of 1.2 shots (2 * 0.6)


4. A score of LESS than 30 points (i.e 29 and below) will result in an increased handicap of 0.2 for every point less than 30. UNLESS the player is 1st 2nd or 3rd see rule 5.

(Example 26 points would see an increase of 0.8 (4 points * 0.2)


5. If a player is 1st 2nd or 3rd or equal 1st 2nd or 3rd (i.e wins some money) the Players handicap is reduced by 1 shot – UNLESS the player has scored less than 30 points then no change in handicap.

(Example: If a player scores 27 points and is in 3rd place then NO CHANGE in handicap.

Note: At the same time  if another Player has scored 26 points but has not come 1st 2nd or 3rd then that Players handicap will increase by 0.8 (4 points * 0.2)




eeerrr……….. thats it.





In order to agree a consensus for these carefully constructed rules please read them carefully and then:

If you are Happy with the new rules send – HAPPY to the Whatsapp Group.

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The results of this small survey will be published in due course.


Only those 8 players in the 2020 Portugal Tour can vote on this issue – You know who you are !