John Smoltz. 20 of 20. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Kenny G. 19 of 20. Kenny G is an outstanding golfer but no, he doesn’t putt with his sax. Jack Wagner. 18 of 20. Vince Gill. 17 of 20. Steve Azar. 16 of 20. Michael Jordan. 15 of 20. Samuel L. Jackson. Dennis Quaid. 13 of 20.
The majority of top golf professionals played to handicaps of +4 to +6 before entering the professional ranks. Some current pros still hold active handicaps , and these serve to highlight how much better than “scratch” they really are.
The highest golf handicap allowed by the USGA is 36.4 for men. According to Golf Digest: Bill Gates – 24. Kenny G – 3.5. Clint Eastwood – 22.5. Justin Timberlake – 0.2. Donald Trump – 6. Kevin Costner – 11.4. Jack Nicklaus – 3.4 (Yes, that’s right!) Tom Brady – 9.2.
#9 – Ant & Dec They are both 20+ handicaps despite playing for a fair few years.
How to Know Which Golf Club to Use
|Club||Men’s Average Distance||Women’s Average Distance|
|5-iron||160 yards||140 yards|
|6-iron||150 yards||130 yards|
|7-iron||140 yards||120 yards|
|8-iron||130 yards||110 yards|
If a golfer has a handicap between 10 and 18, she is a skilled player with a moderate handicap . Basically, a handicap of 10 means the player consistently shoots 10 strokes higher than the difficulty rating of the courses she plays regularly. According to the Golf Channel, the average score for all U.S. golfers is 100.
Professional golfers like Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth do not use handicaps when playing on the PGA Tour. Handicaps are for amateur golfers that maintain an official handicap number. They can print out their handicap and score history, view it on screen at the course, or pull it up online at home.
If you want to be considered good you at least need to have an official handicap . The survey found golfers around 16 to 20 handicap to be the average golfer . The USPAG puts the “official” average at a 15 handicap . This would mean a player who typically scores around 90 on the average course.
According to data from the National Golf Foundation, only 26 percent of all golfers shoot below 90 consistently on regulation 18-hole courses; 45 percent of all golfers average more than 100 strokes per round. A player who shoots 85 is doing better than nearly three out of four of his golfing peers–a good score.