You do not need the HNA handicap card.

All you actually need is the HNA Handicaps app and your HNA Player ID. When you go to the golf club where you are playing you can open your round by giving the person at the counter your SA ID or HNA Player ID. You can also open your round at the terminal with your SA ID or HNA Player ID. At the end of the round you enter your score on the app.

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The handicapping system going forward
26 June 2019
Dear Golfer, No one really likes change and while we are pleased that the major changes to the Handicap System are behind us, there are, however, still a few less disruptive ones to come.This month we provide you with a broad over....
Digital image of your handicap card - now on SAGA golf app
16 May 2019
Handicaps News April 2019 What's new with the HNA Handicaps App?Did you know that the latest version of the HNA Handicaps App (Apple: iOS 4.3.12 and Android: 2.0.15 or later) includes a digital image of your HNA Handicap Card when....

6 Top rules tips to avoid penalties

This comes from a very good rules blog by Barry Rhodes

6. Learn how to use Rule 3-3, which permits you to complete a hole with two balls when you are faced with a situation where you are doubtful of your rights or the correct procedure. It is surprising how few golfers are aware of this ’get out of jail card’ and gamble on an option that may cost them a penalty, or even disqualification. Click here for my blog on the subject.

5. Never touch your ball in play without marking it first. There are several occasions when the Rules do not require a ball to be marked before it is touched (e.g. if you have deemed it unplayable), but if you get into the habit of marking your ball first you will not have to remember when you can and when you cannot.

4. Read the Local Rules before playing. See this link for my blog outlining many reasons why this is important.

3. Always determine where the nearest point of relief is before you lift your ball, as it might be easier to play the ball as it lies rather than having to drop it in a potentially worse lie. I have often witnessed players that are so focused on the fact that they are able to take relief from an abnormal ground condition or immovable obstruction that they pick-up their ball before realising that the nearest point of relief is in deep rough or on a steep slope and that they would have been better off playing their ball as it lay.

2. Implement a trigger routine to use every time that you are asked to move your ball one or more putter heads to the side. Not replacing your ball where it was originally marked on the putting green costs you a penalty of two strokes in stroke play or loss of hole in match play. Two examples of trigger routines are; i) to always use one side of a two-faced, customised ball-marker for normal ball-marking and the other, ‘wrong’ side, for when you have moved it to the side; and ii) holding your putter by the head rather than the grip until you reverse your ball-marker placement.

1. Put personal identification marks on every ball that you play - I repeat every ball that you play. I have been using the same red dot formation on all of my golf balls for some years now and it is a long time since I last played a wrong ball. Make sure that you put enough markings on your balls that you can easily see at least one of them, even when your ball is lying in deep rough. Also, you might consider drawing a line around the entire circumference of your ball. This can certainly assist you to line up your ball on both your line of putt and your intended line of play from the teeing ground.

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