ENTER YOUR SCOTTISH GOLF ID ( CDH ) NUMBER : Your number can be found on the reverse of your Scottish Golf Membership Card or by contacting your home club.
Council of National Golf Unions
You can look up any player’s handicap , if that player has an on official USGA handicap with a club or association affiliated with GHIN. Find the player’s handicap by visiting GHIN.com and clicking on ” Handicap Lookup .”.
A handicap of 40 or above the maximum score is 10. A handicap of 30 -39 is a maximum score of 9. A handicap of 20-29 is a maximum score of 8. A handicap of 10-19 is a maximum score of 7. A handicap of 0-9 is a maximum score of double-bogey.
Your CDH ID can usually be found on your handicap certificate or if you contact your club/handicap secretary they should be able to tell you what your CDH number is.
WHS software will provide your new Handicap Index by calculating the average of the best eight scores from your last 20 rounds. If you are new to golf or don’t have a handicap at this stage, you will need to submit scorecards amounting to 54 holes. From those an initial Handicap Index will be provided.
What is your handicap if you shoot 100 ? If you shoot around 100 for 18 holes, your handicap is roughly a 28 ( 100 -72 = 28).
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.
Standard Scratch Score
These numbers come in handy for calculating a handicap after you have played some rounds. For example, say you go out and shoot an 85 over 18 holes. You could then look up the course and subtract the course rating from your score, in this case 85 -71 = 14.
It means players of all abilities can play and compete together on a level playing field. The handicap is an allowance of shots per round, based on a player’s ability. Handicaps start at 28 for men and 36 for women and the better the player, the lower their handicap .
Being a scratch golfer is defined as “a player who can play to a Course Handicap of zero on any and all rated golf courses.” Most of us would associate it with having a handicap of zero. In plain words, scratch golf means that on a neutral golf course a player has the ability to shoot par on any given day.
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.