How Does Golf Handicap Index Work

Golf handicap index (GHI) is a statistic used by golfers to compare their individual strokes with those of other golfers. GHI is calculated by dividing the number of strokes an individual golfer scored by the number of strokes a hypothetical average golfer would have scored in the same round. GHI is used as a tool to adjust handicaps.

How do you calculate handicap for World handicap?

The calculation to find the Course Handicap will be Handicap Index x (Slope Rating/113) + (Course Rating- Par). This change is to accommodate players who play off different tees.

What does the L mean on my handicap index?

L is for local handicap. A local handicap is either a handicap that is above the maximum USGA Handicap Index limit (36.4 for Men, 40.4 for Women), a handicap that is revised more frequently than allowed or a handicap based on a player’s temporary disability.

Why is there an R after my handicap index?

The “R” next to your Handicap Index stands for reduction. It is not a restriction, and it is not permanent. Most people coming into the new golf season are rusty unless you had the comfort of playing down South during the winter.

What is the average golf handicap index?

According to the USGA, the average handicap index among golfers in the United States is 16.4. Among those 2.4 million golfers with an index, approximately 40,000 of them have a handicap index of 0.0 or a plus handicap.

What is the maximum score you can take on a golf hole?

The maximum score for each hole played is limited to a net double bogey – which is equal to Par of the hole + 2 strokes (double bogey) + any handicap strokes the player is entitled to receive on that hole based on their Course Handicap.

How can I get a free golf handicap?

Registering for an online golf handicap is free at My Online Golf Club! You don’t need to be a member of a golf club or any other golfing body to get one – just sign up here and let us do the hard work for you.

What is a respectable handicap?

A good golf handicap is ten or less. With a handicap index of ten or less, you will generally shoot somewhere around 82. Shooing in the low 80s is better than average and good enough to be considered a scratch player.

Is a 7 handicap good?

Congratulations! As a 7-handicap, you’re in the top 21 percent of male golfers – top 3 percent for females – according to the United States Golf Association. A professional career isn’t happening anytime soon, but you should be proud of the level you’ve attained.

What’s my handicap if I shoot 85?

If you shoot a 85, you can say that your handicap is an 13. You are a mid-handicap golfer, which is an average handicap (more golfers fall into this group than any other).

What is my handicap if I shoot 90?

If you typically shoot around 18 on par 72 golf courses, your golf handicap would be around 18.

What is my golf handicap if I shoot 100?

If you shoot around 100 for 18 holes, your handicap is roughly a 28 (100-72 = 28).

Can you enter 9 holes for handicap?

If your Handicap Index is above 18, your Course Handicap is 18. However, if your Handicap Index is below 18, your Course Handicap is cut in half (rounding down) and then rounded to the nearest tenth.

What does WD mean in golf terms?

When you WD a player, his/her scores will be removed from the leaderboard and those scores will not be used in other tournaments.

Are golf handicaps rounded up or down?

A playing handicap is a player’s exact handicap rounded to the nearest whole number, so if the exact handicap was 12.8, the playing handicap would be 13.