All Convenors should be aware that a new Unified Handicapping System 2012 to 2015 manual is available. http://www.scottishgolf.org/files/CONGU_UHS_2012-20153.pdf Copies will have been sent to your Clubs, but extra copies can be ordered from the SGU. In the new guidance, some of the principle changes are: a.) Calculation of the CSS using the number of (target) scores within SSS+Category Buffer Zone instead of only the number of scores within 2 strokes of the SSS. b.) An amendment to the CSS calculation for small fields (consisting of 9 players or less.) c.) All members of SGU affiliated Clubs will have a CDH (Central Database of Handicaps) ID Number Also, at Appendix J, there is a useful guide to the recommended way to allocate and alter handicaps for our newer Junior players. See:- http://www.congu.com/Junior.htm Dave Warren, Secretary.