It's a dry heat!
- Oct 30, 2010
- Reaction score
- GHIN 14.9
Yep, it shows in the mobile app. Here are a couple screenshots from when I look up a friend's handicap (I happened to know he was soft capped, so a good example). The first one is what the screen initially looks like (I cropped out his name and home club, just left the relevant info) - note the exclamation point next to his handicap index:In the app? I don't remember that. I hardly ever look at the app though. Damn. Now I kind of wish it applied to me right now. That would be an annoying reminder if it was there all the time. *we're screwing you because other people suck, just FYI. lol
If you click on the exclamation point, it brings up a callout showing that a soft cap has been applied:
His low within the last 12 months is 11.9, so the soft cap kicks in as soon as he hits 14.9, and will suppress upward movement of his handicap by 50% until he reaches a handicap index that is 5 strokes above his low, at which point a hard cap is applied - so if he was to hit 16.9, the hard cap would kick in and allow no more upward movement until his lowest handicap in the last 12 month period went up. The low is continually rolling as well, so if his lowest HI was recent, he'd be hard capped at 16.9 for a while; if his lowest HI was close to a year ago, it would allow further upward movement (although still suppressed at 50% by the soft cap) as his lowest 12 month HI went up.
Clear as mud?