# Question: What Does Stroke In Golf Mean?

Usually this means that the hardest hole on a course will be stroke index one and the easiest, stroke index 18.

But, as with many things in golf, it is more complicated than that.

Put simply, the stroke index works in parallel to the handicap.

## How do strokes work in golf?

Stroke Index. The stroke index is a method of ranking the holes on each nine of a golf course from hardest to easiest. The front nine holes are assigned odd numbers from 1 to 17, while the back nine holes are assigned even numbers from 2 to 18, with a lower number signifying a more difficult hole.

## What are handicap strokes?

A golf handicap is a numerical measure of a golfer’s potential ability. In stroke play, it is used to calculate a net score from the number of strokes played during a competition, thus allowing players of different proficiency to play against each other on somewhat equal terms.

## Is a whiff a stroke in golf?

A ‘whiff’ is a most embarrassing moment for any golfer. It occurs when a player takes a swing at their ball, with the intent of moving it, and fails to make contact with it. The first point to note is that there is no penalty for a ‘whiff’, but the attempted stroke does count, even though the ball has not moved.3 Oct 2011

## What is the maximum number of strokes per golf hole?

MAXIMUM STROKES (PER HOLE) The Rules of Golf do not limit the number of strokes a player may take on any one hole. If it requires seventeen (17) strokes to hole out (including penalty strokes) then your score for that hole is “17”. In sanctioned tournament play, such scores can occur, albeit rarely.

## What is the 10 stroke rule in golf?

The current cut rule at The Masters Tournament is this: Following the second round, golfers with the low 50 scores, plus ties, plus any golfer within 10 strokes of the lead, advance to play the final two rounds.

## How many strokes are on a golf course?

Depending on the hole you’re playing, a typical golf course par is 4 or 5 strokes, though it can be as many as 7 or as low as 3.

## How many strokes do I get with my handicap?

Consult Handicap Line When Taking Strokes

If you get to take 11 strokes, then you find the 11 highest-rated holes on the handicap line, and take one stroke on each of those holes. If you get to take 18 strokes, then you get one stroke on every hole.

## How do you calculate handicap stroke?

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.

## 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.