# Question: What Is Course Handicap?

A Course Handicap represents the number of strokes needed to play to the level of a scratch golfer—or the Course Rating™ of a particular set of tees.

A Course Handicap is expressed as a whole number (e.g.

12).

Course Handicap is determined by using charts located at the golf course where the round is to be played.

## What is Course Handicap number?

EGA Handicap System

An EGA Playing Handicap is the number of Handicap Strokes a player receives for a specific set of Tees at the course being played. The Playing Handicap is expressed as a whole number (0.5 is rounded upwards, -0,5 (“plus” 0.5) rounds upwards to 0 (scratch) and -1.5 (“plus” 1.5) to -1 (“plus” 1).

## What is the difference between handicap index and course handicap?

The Difference Between Handicap and Handicap Index

Handicap is a general term for a golfer’s average score in relation to par (e.g., 14-over means 14 handicap); Handicap index is a term specific to an official handicapping system and refers to a rating of the golfer’s game produced as part of that system.

## How does ghin calculate handicap?

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 good 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.

## How do I calculate a course handicap?

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. The following assumes an index of 12.5 and a Home course slope of 120.

## How is your handicap calculated?

Once you have your Handicap Index and the course’s Slope Rating, you can total up your Course Handicap using the formula: (Handicap Index) x (Slope Rating) / 113. Round to the nearest whole number. You divide by 113 because it represents the Standard Slope Rating established by the UGSA.

## What is my handicap if I shoot 100?

Suppose that your ten scores average out at exactly 100. In other words, for your first ten rounds of golf, you hit 1,000 shots. If par for the 18-hole course you played is 72, your average score is 28 over par. That figure, 28, is your handicap.

## What is the average handicap for golfers?

In determining where you stand among amateur golfers in general, it helps to know what the average handicap is for both men and women. The average male golfer has a handicap of 16.1, while the average female has a handicap of 28.9.

## How does a handicap index work?

The handicap index is “a measurement of a player’s potential ability on a course of standard playing difficulty,” according to the USGA. The golfer uses the handicap index to determine his handicap at a particular course, based on the difficulty of that course. Handicap indexes are typically updated every two weeks.

## What is my golf handicap if I shoot 90?

Golf Handicap If You Shoot 90

Over time, the handicaps will decrease as the player improves. In simple terms, a person playing on a par 72 golf course and shooting 90 is said to have a handicap of 18.

## What is the highest handicap in golf?

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.