The Club Handicapping Committee are required under Clause 23 of the CONGU UHS to conduct a review of handicaps of all members whom it has been identified as the Home Club. This review is to be made each year prior to the 1st March in order to ensure all members with CONGU handicaps have handicaps that are reflective of their current playing ability.
Once this review has taken place handicaps should only be adjusted outside of qualifying competitions under General Play and only then under exceptional circumstances. In order to clarify the definition of Exceptional Circumstances England Golf has identified that handicaps can only be adjusted under the following circumstances:
England Golf have also announced that scores returned in Mixed Foursomes, Society and Corporate events and social golf must not be used in the adjustment of a CONGU handicap.