I have an exclamation mark with a circle next to my Handicap Index. What does that mean?

This identifies there is a limit on the increase of a player’s Handicap Index over a rolling 12-month period, measured against the player’s Low Handicap Index within that period of time. 

There are two types of caps:

  • The Soft Cap will suppress upward movement by 50% after a 3.0 stroke increase over the Low Handicap Index has been reached.
  • The Hard Cap will restrict upward movement to 5.0 strokes over the Low Handicap Index.

The soft cap and hard cap procedures only start to take effect once a player has at least 20 acceptable scores in their scoring record.