Players can improve (and of course worsen) their handicap not only by playing in competitions but also by playing so-called EDS rounds. An EDS round is either an 18-hole or a 9-hole round.
An EDS round can be played by players registered with a Swiss home club on all golf clubs and golf courses affiliated with the ASG (Swiss Golf Association). An EDS round can be played by players registered with a German home club on all golf clubs and golf courses affiliated to the DGV (German Golf Association). EDS results are sent to the home club via the intranet.
The following criteria must be met (Switzerland, as of June 17, 2020). Verifying them in advance might be helpful:
Changed criteria in times of CORONA (only in Germany, PC CADDIE update from 18.06.2020)
Changed criteria in times of CORONA (only in Germany, PC CADDIE update from 21.5.2020)
PC CADDIE prints an EDS score card for the player, on which the player and counter are entered. To do this, select Handicaps / Print / EDS scorecard:
In this window you can specify the Type of score card , the Course and especially the Player and the Marker, as well as the Number of holes 9 or 18. Note the individual points:
HINT: There is no need to create a new entry in case you have filled the wrong number of holes by accident (the course should have the right number of holes - 9 or 18 holes). You can correct this directly in the record sheet, where you can specify, for example, that this is a 9 holes EDS. This is further explained in the Result input page.
As soon as all the fields are filled in properly, click on Print. PC CADDIE automatically verifies the system requirements for the extra day score and displays it. In Germany, anyone that has reached an EGA handicap (up to HCP 54) can be a marker; in Switzerland, the marker must have an EGA handicap class from 1 to 5 (up to HCP 36) - the PC CADDIE version used in Switzerland issues the corresponding warning!
Make sure that both points are marked with „OK“. You should cancel the process if one of them is not marked with “OK”.
HINT: A player with 4.5 handicap cannot improve his handicap by playing an EDS round, but he can worsen it. The EDS round is counted as a result and can have a positive effect on tournaments in which the announcement stipulates a certain number of rounds played.
If a player has already played a 9-hole EDS on the same day, you will receive the following message when printing a second 9-hole EDS:
If everything is OK, print the scorecard. The entry in the master sheet for the result input is thus also generated.
If you want to print an EDS scorecard for a player with a foreign home club, you will receive the following message.
In Germany, EDS results from abroad, when sent over the intranet, are automatically set to “not handicap effective”.
In Switzerland, EDS results from abroad, when sent over the intranet, are automatically set to “not handicap effective”.
Please see Enter EDS results for detailed instructions on entering EDS results.
When printing an EDS scorecard, PC CADDIE automatically creates an entry in the member's master sheet or in the guest's handicap protocol. You can enter the result here. If you made the entry by mistake, you can also cancel this entry by pressing the “Cancel” button on the right of the window. For a guest, however, this has no effect if the result has already been entered and sent. You have to upload a changed result to the intranet in order to cancel the faulty entry.
Double-click on the EDS entry and register the played score using the Enter score hole by hole and calculate.
Confirm with Ok and enter the results. For more details please refer to the chapter register_extra_day_score_results.
This entry has no influence on the handicap until the day of play. Even on the day of play itself, there will be no change of handicap as long as the scores of the EDS round have not been recorded. (So you can print, for example, the EDS scorecard with the appropriate registration 2 days in advance). But once the day of play has passed and no results have been recorded (24 hours after the tee-time, this EDS round will automatically be valuated as “No Return” by PC CADDIE. The handicap of players is raised according to the handicap system.
You can also select the types of results at the EDS rounds. Thus the EDS rounds cannot modify the handicap.
If EDS is not allowed (see allowed combinations) you will receive the following warning message (as of 2016):
To enter more than one EDS round for the same player in the handicap record sheet on the same day, it is necessary to give in the teetimes early and late. This is only possibility to find both entries in the handicap record sheet on the same day (considering the combination of the two EDS rounds is permitted.)
If, for example, you printed a 9-holes EDS scorecard instead of an 18-holes one, you don't have to cancel the entry in the master record. Instead, simply print out a new, correct, EDS scorecard with the same time-stamp. The first entry will be overwritten in the master sheet!
Information that applies to both Germany and in Switzerland can be found here.
The following contains only Switzerland specific information. The rules apply to golfers with a home club that is affiliated with the ASG.
The EDS regulations for Switzerland can be found at: http://www.golfsuisse.ch/asg/handicap.cfm
Within Switzerland, an EDS round may not only be played in the home club, but also in any course of the Swiss Golf affiliated golf clubs.
Click “Continue” after successfully entering the results as described above. The result will be automatically sent to the player’s home club via the Swiss Golf intranet:
Information that applies to both Germany and in Switzerland can be found here. The following contains only Germany specific information.
Please consult out competition page for more information on Qualified electronic scorecard
..or go directly to EDS with QeSC - scorecard printing function
Alternatively, EDS can also be processed with a competition:EDS with QeSC - in a tournament
Guests from other golf clubs who are affiliated with the DGV may also play an EDS as of 2016. When you enter a guest for an EDS, the intranet guest player query is automatically activated so that the scorecard is printed with the current handicap.
Likewise, you can enter the result in the preset Handicap protocol for guests. The fastest way to access the protocol (for guests as well as for members) is via the menu Handicaps/Edit handicap record and select the guest. You can also open it from the person's mask using the button HCP-History. More details can be found under Enter EDS results for guests.
Since 1.4.2016, members of all German clubs can register an EDS in any golf club affiliated to the DGV - this also applies to the VCG. The results are automatically transferred to the intranet.
Read more about “Extra Day Score” inn the DGV's handicap and game regulations: DGV Vorgabensystem
If you choose “Calculate score hole by hole” you will be prompted with this question. Check “Send results via intranet to the home club” for VCG players.
Read about “Extra Day Score” in the Preferences-and game rules of the DGV: DGV Handicap System
In Austria, the EDS scores are entered directly at the Austrian Golf Association. The ÖGV maintains all the provisions for all golfers in Austria.
PC CADDIE offers direct access to the admin area of your golf clubs; right-click on the ÖGV button:
This will open the menu to input the EDS rounds.
EDS are permitted for own members and also for guests from within the same country, if the home club has agreed and the requirements according to ÖGV EDS regulations are met.
If both you as the host club and the home club of the guest have agreed to allow EDS for guests, then you can process the EDS directly in PC CADDIE. The results are transferred to the INTRANET as competition results.
The processing works like in Switzerland and Germany. More information =>here
This extremely helpful feature applies to all of the countries listed above. You have the option of linking your EDS item directly to the EDS scorecard in the cash register. It should be noted that the <EDS> command is included in the text field in the article.
If you now type the article into the cash register, the EDS scorecard appears directly.
As soon as this has now been printed, the amount will then appear as usually in the cash register for payment.