# Question: What Is The Maximum Strokes Per Golf Hole?

For example, an individual with a handicap of 5.9 playing on a difficult course might have a course handicap of 8.

Playing on a much easier course, the course handicap might be 5.

United States Golf Association.

Course HandicapMaximum Score per Hole
10 through 197
20 through 298
30 through 399
40 or higher10

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## Is there a maximum number of strokes per 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”.

## What is the maximum score you can take on a golf hole?

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 is the stroke limit in golf?

Golf’s New Rules: “Maximum Score” Form of Stroke Play. Under the new Rules of Golf, an alternative form of stroke play called “Maximum Score” allows for a maximum number strokes to be set to cap a player’s score on each hole.

## 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.

## What is a good golf score for 9 holes?

What’s a good golf score for 9 holes? 45 (bogey golf) is good score for 9 holes so if you multiply it by 2, I would say 90 is good for 18 holes. Bogey golf is one step closer to par golf. If you can break 90 as a beginner golfer, that’s a good golf score.

## Has anyone got a hole in one on a par 5?

A condor was scored without cutting over a dogleg by Mike Crean at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in Denver, Colorado, in 2002, when he holed his drive at the 517 yard par-5 9th. This is longest hole in one on record, although it was of course aided by the altitude and thin air of ‘mile-high’ Denver.

## 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.

## Can you use 9 holes for handicap?

Posting 9-Hole Scores

Nine-hole rounds should be recorded as such when you post your scores. They may not immediately have any impact on your handicap index. However, if there is another 9-hole round in the system for you, the two will be paired together as if they comprised the two halves of an 18-hole round.

## What is the average golf score for 18 holes?

According to the National Golf Foundation, the average 18-hole score for the average golfer is about 100.

## What’s my golf 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 maximum handicap for golf?

The highest handicap index a male golfer can have in the USGA Handicap System is 36.4. Repeat: 36.4 is the maximum index for men. (Or, for a 9-hole handicap index, 18.2 is the maximum for men.)

## How do you keep a handicap score in golf?

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## 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.

## How far should I hit a 7 iron?

How to Know Which Golf Club to Use

ClubMen’s Average DistanceWomen’s Average Distance
6-iron150 yards130 yards
7-iron140 yards120 yards
8-iron130 yards110 yards
9-iron120 yards100 yards

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## Can you have a negative handicap in golf?

A golf handicap can be zero or a negative number where a player consistently performs under par. In this instance the net score is calculated by adding the golf handicap value to the actual score achieved. A Player with a golf handicap of 0 or less is referred to as a scratch golfer.