All competition entry requirements are based on handicap index. This applies to all the DLCGA competitions including medal, stablefords, Interclub , County Foursomes and Scratch comps and is following the rules of WHS and England Golf.
For example, regarding the Interclub, it could mean that a lady with a handicap index of 20.4, and therefore, eligible to play in the interclub, might actually have a course hcp (on the away course) of 23. The course hcp would be used when working out the shots received and the order of play.
A team consists of seven players. The maximum Handicap Index is 20.4. Any Bronze Division players selected for a team, must play off the maximum permitted Handicap Index 20.4. Matches will be played under handicap, full difference of Course Handicap, and in Course Handicap order in the form of a tournament under the Rules of Golf.