# Question: How Do You Calculate A Golf Handicap Score?

To determine the Handicap Differential, subtract the USGA Course Rating from the adjusted gross score; multiply the difference by 113; and divide the resulting number by the Slope Rating.

## How do I calculate my handicap?

You will need to find the course rating and slope of the golf property you played on. Subtract the course rating from your score and multiple by 113. Divide the product by the slope listed on your scorecard (115 in the example) to obtain your handicap differential.

Course Handicap = (Handicap Index) X (Slope Rating**) ÷ 113

With the help of our free golf handicap calculator above and a simple formula, you now have your Index® and Course Handicap. * Plain English explanation of how to calculate your golf handicap.

## How is a golf handicap index calculated?

A Course Handicap is the number of strokes a player receives on each particular course. Determine a course handicap by multiplying the Handicap Index by the Slope Rating (from the course and tee you choose) and dividing by 113 (standard difficulty rating). Round the result to the nearest whole number.

## How do I work out my golf handicap Australia?

In simple terms, official GA Handicaps are calculated as follows:

• Take the best 8 differentials from the most recent 20 scores.
• Divide that number by 8.
• Multiply that number by 0.93.
• If a golfer has less than 20 scores, the number of scores used is less.

## What’s my golf handicap if I shoot 100?

Golf Handicap If You Shoot 100

The scores are calculated based on the slope and course rating mentioned in the above paragraphs. If you score 100 points playing a 18 hole course and the par is approximately 72, your average score works out to be 28. Every time you play rounds, your handicap values can be recalibrated.

## What’s my handicap if I shoot 90?

Knuth: If it’s accurate, you should average about three shots above your handicap. For example, a player with a course handicap of 16 on a course with a rating of 71.1 should score on average about 90. The USGA handicap system is based on 96 percent of the best 10 of a golfer’s last 20 rounds, not simply average score.

## What is a bad golf handicap?

Moderate and High Handicaps

A high handicap is anything above 18, but even a high handicap can indicate you are an okay golfer. According to the Golf Channel, the average score for all U.S. golfers is 100. This number takes into account many golfers who play only occasionally.

## What is a good golf handicap for a beginner?

According to National Golf Foundation data, 45% of all golfers average more than 100 strokes per round. With that said, it is believed that a 108 is considered to be a good score for a beginner golfer, which equates to double bogey on each hole of a par 72 course.

## What is my handicap if I shoot 85?

For example, say you go out and shoot an 85 over 18 holes. You could then look up the course and subtract the course rating from your score, in this case 85-71 = 14. The number 113 is used because it is considered the standard slope rating difficulty.

## What is the index of a golf handicap?

A Handicap Index is a number that indicates a player’s skill and is taken to one decimal place (ex., 10.4). You never actually use this Index while playing; rather, you must first convert it to the slope of the specific set of tees you are playing in order to get a Course Handicap.

## What is the average golf handicap?

The “Official” Average

The USGA says that the average golfer in its system carries about a 15.0 handicap. This translates into an average score of about 90, close to that of a bogey golfer. But “Golf Digest” notes that most golfers don’t participate in the USGA system.

## What is the highest golf handicap?

The maximum Handicap Index is 36.4 for men and 40.4 for women (18.2N and 20.2N for a nine-hole Handicap Index, respectively). The Course Handicap™ could convert to a number higher than the maximum Handicap Index.