Resources on this topic:
- FAQ - What is an exceptional score and what happens when I post one?
- Infographic - Safeguards included under the WHS™
- Poster - Exceptional Scores
Under the Rules of Handicapping, if a score produces a Score Differential™ that is 7.0 strokes or better than the player's Handicap Index® at the time the round was played, it is considered exceptional and subject to an exceptional score reduction:
Future scores made by the player will not contain the -1 or -2 adjustment (unless they are also exceptional), which allows the impact of the exceptional score reduction to slowly diminish over time.
The graphic below provides a step-by-step overview of how this automatic safeguard is applied: