Handcapping

USGA Handicap Information

The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game of golf enjoyable by enabling golfers of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. A golfer begins with a USGA Handicap index and converts that to a Course Handicap based upon the Slope Rating of the golf course being played.

The handicap calculated reflects a golfer's "potential" ability to play the game. With this in mind, the system disregards unusually high holes played or unusually high rounds posted. One of the basic premises of the USGA system is that golfers will try to make the best score they can on each and every round they play. They will also post every acceptable round for peer review.

According to USGA rules, a golfer must belong to a golf club in order to maintain a USGA Handicap Index.

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