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 your course handicap is 18 and you’re playing just to post a score for handicap purposes (you’re not playing against someone in a match, in other words), then 18 is how many strokes you get to take. If you are playing against someone in a match, then the golfers play off the low handicap of the group.
How to Know Which Golf Club to Use
|Club||Men’s Average Distance||Women’s Average Distance|
|6- iron||150 yards||130 yards|
|7- iron||140 yards||120 yards|
|8- iron||130 yards||110 yards|
|9 – iron||120 yards||100 yards|
A good golf score is a maximum of 108 strokes, while a bad score is considered to be 120 strokes or higher.
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.
The Equitable Stroke Control system was designed to set a maximum score per-hole that a player can submit for handicap purposes. A classic example: You hit your tee shot on a par 4 into the woods and give up looking for it. USGA Handicap : What is the Max Score You Can Take on a Hole?
|Course Handicap||Maximum Score|
|10 – 19||7|
|20 – 29||8|
|30 – 39||9|
On a par 4 hole, with a Stroke Index of 10 , the player’s maximum score would be 4 (par) + 2 (double bogey) + 1 ( stroke received) = 7.
The Rules of Golf do not limit the number of strokes a player may take on any one hole. If it requires seventeen (17) strokes to hole out (including penalty strokes ) then your score for that hole is “17”. In sanctioned tournament play, such scores can occur, albeit rarely.
According to Golf Digest, Tiger hits the driver an average of 285 yards with carry. His long irons (2- to 4-iron) range from 250 to 200 yards . His middle irons (5, 6, 7) range from 208 to 172 yards . His 8-iron travels 158 yards , and 9-iron flies 142.
How Far Should You Hit Your Wedges? Be Sure to Fill the Gaps!
|CLUB||LOFT ( Degrees )||MEN (Yards)|
|Sand wedge||56 -59||60-80|
Estimated beginner driver golf club distance chart
|7 – iron||120-140-160||65-90-120|