Hi all, I am a little confused on how to apply the WHS for use in different countries.
Some background, I am from Ireland originally and currently living in the United States. I am a member of a club in Ireland and another in the US, and have a GUI handicap for my club in Ireland, and a GHIN for the US club. My club in Ireland has placed my handicap into "Away" status, I assume because I live abroad and can only play in handicapped events 1/2 times a year?
I was vacationing in Ireland recently and was invited to play with my uncle in his clubs weekly open competition. So when I tried to sign in prior to the round the computer would not take my GUI # as it was in Away status, and would not recognize my GHIN#. So I ended up just playing a casual round (which was still a great time!). I did not get a chance to play in any of my own clubs competitions, but presumably I would have run into the same issue if I had tried to?
How does a person with a GHIN# play in open competitions in other countries, if the sign in terminals will not accept the details? I asked the Pro in my uncles club what I should do, but he did not have any answers. I admit I am not fully up to speed with the handicapping systems, and if I am completely missing the point would be happy to get an education on the procedure.
Look forward to any insight,