The other day my friends and I were playing a round in a strong gusty wind and got talking about how the handicap system does not have any way to reflect the fact that we often play in situations that are not reflected in the course rating or slope system. It is obvious to me that when the wind is howling sideways the course plays a lot tougher than it does when it is calm. Often at our course, the wind blows strong during the early afternoon and dies suddenly around 6:00 pm. Almost like someone turns off the switch. The difference in the way the course plays is significant and is reflected in the scores one posts.
Unfortunately I cannot think of how the handicap system can be modified to accommodate the fact that one is playing primarily in strong winds vs nice weather.
Any thoughts or ideas on how the RCGA could modify the system for something like that ?