To encourage wider participation from around the region in their Women’s event, the Ottawa Valley Golf Association (OVGA) has announced some revisions. The handicap ranges for their 2022 Women’s individual medal competitions have been tightened.
For those particular events, the new ranges will be as follows:
|Existing Index Ranges||New Index Ranges|
|Class A||0.0 – 18.4||0.0 – 12.0|
|Class B||18.5 – 27.4||12.1 – 24.0|
|Class C||27.5+||24.1 – 36.0|
“Competitors will compete in the class into which their handicap index falls. Players with a handicap index above 36.0 may choose to compete in Class C. Each of the new ranges will be split into a spread of 12 points, making it more equitable for the higher index players, in particular those in Class A,” says a note from OVGA Women’s Tournament Coordinator, Sherry Rodenkirch.
These new ranges will apply for the following 2022 OVGA women’s tournaments:
|Field Day||May 30||Greensmere|
|Senior Championship||July 19/20||Carleton / TBD|
|City & District||July 25-27||Rockland / Renfrew / Royal Ottawa|
|Tournaments of Champions||September 26||Hylands|
All women’s NET tournaments will continue to be split into divisions according to the size of the field, keeping like handicaps together.