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Whatever your handicap – you should be looking to score a minimum of 36 points (2 points per hole x 18 holes). If you score 36 points , then you are playing to your handicap. If you score less than 36 you game was below your handicap. If you score more, then you were playing better than your handicap.

Extra shots/strokes are added to holes based on the SI (Stroke Index) for each hole and the players handicap . For example a player with a golf handicap of 28 would get 2 extra shots on the 10 hardest holes definded by the SI and one shot for each of the remaining 8.

24 Handicap Player A handicap of 24 would give you one shot for every hole plus one extra for the 6 most difficult holes. Therefore, 2 shots for holes with a SI between 1 and 6 and one-shot for holes with an SI of 7 to 18, giving a total of 24 .

How it works: The most common scoring format in Australia , Stableford awards points based on your net score for each hole; the player with the most points is declared the winner. One point is earned for a net bogey, two points for a net par, three points for a net birdie, four points for a net eagle and so on.

High Handicap The highest allowed handicap by the USGA is 36 for men and 40 for women. However, anyone with a handicap above 20 is generally considered to have a high golf handicap .

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If the handicap was 7 or less, or if the SI was 11 or more, the player would have got no points, because the par rating would not have been adjusted. If the handicap was 26 , then the player was allowed two shots, that would have made the hole a par 6, so 2 points would have been awarded here.

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 .

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 .

A player scores one point for a bogey, two for par, three for a birdie , four for an eagle and five for an albatross. You win a competition by scoring the most points overall.

For example, a 36 handicap would increase the score by 2 on all holes and a 45 handicap would increase their score by 3 on the 9 hardest holes (rated 1 to 9) and by 2 on the 9 easier holes (rated 10 to 18).

The stroke index is a numbering system used in handicap golf competitions. Normally the table is included on the scorecard and lists the stroke index of each hole, a number from 1 to 18. Handicap strokes are given at holes where the stroke index of the hole is less than or equal to the number of strokes given.

Stableford is a scoring system in golf which, rather than counting the total number of strokes taken, involves scoring points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole. The objective in Stableford, therefore, is to have the highest score – unlike traditional scoring methods.

Groups of two players ( 2 man ambrose ) or four players (4 man ambrose ) work as a team. Each player hits off the tee, the best shot is selected and all other players pick up their ball and place it, within one handspan, alongside the best ball. Each person then hits a second shot from the same spot.

You will need to find the course rating and slope of the golf property you played on. Subtract the course rating from your score and multiple by 113. Divide the product by the slope listed on your scorecard (115 in the example) to obtain your handicap differential.

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