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.

## What is the highest handicap in golf?

Highest Handicap Index for Men

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.)

## What is a really bad golf handicap?

Someone with a handicap of 18 is sometimes called a “bogey golfer,” meaning she averages a bogey, or one shot above par, per hole. 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 you calculate handicap in golf?

Calculate your Course Handicap.

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 a 28 handicap in golf?

Calculating your golf handicap

All you have to do is hand in your scores at the course where you normally play. 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.