Your Handicap Index is calculated by averaging the best 10 rounds out of your last 20.
Those best rounds are determined by calculating what is called a Handicap differential which is essentially your score minus the par of the course.
What is a golf handicap for a beginner?
Scoring for Adult Beginners
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 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.
How do you calculate Course Handicap?
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.