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— Your index is an average of your most recent best scores and provides a way to see how you compare to your friends, family and competitors.
— Handicaps also level the playing field, allowing golfers to give or get strokes in competition versus other handicapped players.
— No more guessing, as your index number will give you a certain number of handicap strokes per particular course and will be an accurate assessment of your scoring ability.
— Establishing a handicap index is a necessity if you’re interested in entering competitions and tournaments.
— Being a member of the SCGA entitles you to discounts on greens fees and merchandise at a variety of golf courses throughout Southern California.
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For each score posted, a handicap differential is calculated. This is to determine which scores are the best scores, taking into account the course difficulty (USGA Course Rating and Slope Rating are both important).The formula is:
Handicap Differential = (Adjusted Gross score – USGA/SCGA Course Rating) x 113 / USGA/SCGA Slope Rating
Using this example:
- Adjusted Gross Score was 95 at a course with 73.5/130 (USGA Course Rating/Slope Rating)
- Adjusted Gross Score 95
Minus the course rating (73.5)
- Result = 21.5
- Multiply Result by standard Slope (113) of a golf course: 21.5 X 113 = 2429.5
- Divide by the slope of the tees played: 2429.5/130 = 18.688 Handicap Differential = 18.7 (rounded)
Once your score file consists of 20 scores, your ten lowest differentials are added together, divided by ten and then multiplied by 96%, the result being your Handicap Index. You do not round the result. Your ten lowest differentials are used, not necessarily the ten lowest scores in your score file.
A player needs a minimum of five scores to calculate a Handicap Index. If a player has at least five but fewer than 20 differentials available, the Handicap Index will be computed as follows:
Your SCGA membership card, tied to your club with the various partner benefits, including the Roger Dunn $15 gift card, is emailed to you by the SCGA. Cards may take up to four weeks for processing and delivery. Membership cards are no longer connected with the delivery of FORE magazine in any way.
How long it lasts depends upon the calculated index, which is based on the scores the golfer has posted, what the two low tournament differentials are and how many eligible tournament games are in the player’s file.
To be clear, this is not a penalty, but rather part of the formula for calculating a player’s Handicap Index. If you feel this reduction is not warranted, you can speak to your Handicap committee about removing or modifying the reduction.
Say a player has a 19 Course Handicap: the most he could post for any hole would be a 7. So if he scored 102 and had an 11 on the sixth hole (a par 5) and had a 9 on hole 14 (a par 4), he would need to deduct four strokes for the sixth hole (11 – 7 = 4) and two on hole 14 (9 – 7 = 2) for a total of six strokes deducted from the 102 gross score. This gives him an adjusted gross score of 96 (102 – 4 – 2 = 96).
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