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5/7/2012 1:59 PM
Now that you know what games are used to calculate your handicap, this article will hopefully show you how the handicap is calculated based on your scores. I'll be quoting from the source of the handicap formula the USGA handicap manual.
Let me first start with the definitions:
Adjusted Gross Score is a player's gross score adjusted under USGA Handicap System procedures for unfinished holes, conceded strokes, holes not played or not played under the Rules of Golf, or Equitable Stroke Control. (See Section 4.) -
Course Handicap is the USGA's mark that indicates the number of handicap strokes a player receives from a specific set of tees at the course being played to adjust the player's scoring ability to the level of scratch or zero-handicap golf.... A Course Handicap is determined by applying the player's Handicap Index to a ... Course Handicap Formula. (See Section 10-4.) A player's Course Handicap is expressed as a whole number....
Gross Score is the number of actual strokes plus any penalty strokes taken by a player.
Handicap Differential is the difference between a player's adjusted gross score and the USGA Course Rating of the course on which the score was made, multiplied by 113, then divided by the Slope Rating from the tees played and rounded to the nearest tenth, e.g., 12.8.
Handicap Index is the USGA's service mark used to indicate a measurement of a player's potential ability on a course of standard playing difficulty. It is expressed as a number taken to one decimal place (e.g., 10.4) and is used for conversion to a Course Handicap. (See Section 10.)
differential = (Score - course rating) * 113 / Slope (rounded to 1 decimal)
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