Directions of the GUW
4.1 The Union does not delegate any part of its jurisdiction to an area authority.
4.5a The Union authorises Home Club to increase the handicaps of players in categories 2, 3, 4 [+5] only, in accordance with the provisions of clause 23. (N.B. Recommendation for adjustments of category 1 handicaps must be referred to the Union for ratifications, see clause 16.3f).
4.5b The Union requires a player to return to his Home Club Information regarding scores in Non Qualifying Competitions, in accordance with clause 8.12 (N.B. This information may only be used by the handicapping committee when conducting the Annual Review in accordance with the provisions of clause 23).
4.5c The Union does not restrict increases of Exact Handicap to 2.0 strokes in a calendar year in accordance with the provision of clause 20.10.
4.5d The Union directs that the provision of clause 25.1(a) with regard to Status of Handicaps applies.
9.3a The Union directs the SSS of golf courses shall be rated by the USGA System. However, for courses that have yet to be rated by the USGA System, the LGU System will continue to apply.
16.3f See Note under 4.5a
20.10 The Union does not restrict increases of exact handicap to a maximum of 2 strokes. See clause 4.5c.
23.2 The Union directs that reduction and increases shall be by not less than one stroke.
23.3b The Union delegates to the Home Club the unconditional authority to increase the handicaps of players in categories 2, 3, 4 + .
25.1 See 4.5d