For example, if a golfer has a course handicap of 8, shoots a score of 83, but that score includes a six on a par 3 (a triple bogey) then the posted score should be only 82.

United States Golf Association.

Course Handicap | Maximum Score per Hole |
---|---|

up to 9 | Double Bogey |

10 through 19 | 7 |

20 through 29 | 8 |

30 through 39 | 9 |

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## What is the highest score you can take for a golf handicap?

If you’re in the process of establishing a handicap index you can use the USGA maximum handicaps (36.4 for men and 40.4 for women) when referencing the chart below. This will give you a temporary number that you can use until you’ve entered enough scores to established a proper handicap.

## What scores are used for golf 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.

## How do I calculate my handicap in golf?

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.

## What does the handicap mean on a golf scorecard?

On every course scorecard, you will see a line called ‘HDCP.’ HDCP stands for Handicap, and rates the difficulty of each hole (1 being the hardest, 18 the easiest). If two friends of course handicaps 10 and 22 play a match, then the less skillful player will receive 12 strokes – one on each of the twelve hardest holes.