Question: How is your first handicap calculated?

The player handicap index will be calculated based on the average of the best 8 rounds from the most recent 20 submitted rounds of golf. If you score more than 7 on the hole your score will be adjusted to 7 before the handicap differential is calculated. This is very similar to the current Stableford format.

How do I work out my new handicap?

This is calculated by multiplying the difference between your gross score and the course rating by 113, and dividing by the slope rating of the tees that were played. That figure then goes forward into a pool of the players 20 most recent scores.

What is the average handicap for a beginner?

What is a good golf handicap for beginners? Breaking 90 in golf is difficult for beginners but a huge milestone. 90 would be 18 strokes over par so a handicap of 18 or lower would be a good handicap for a beginner. The average handicap for a beginner is probably above 30.

What is a good first handicap?

In most cases, the handicap is like the sport in general. The lower the score, the better you play. A good golf handicap is usually below 10. This would mean that a player with a handicap of 10 typically shoots around 82 for 18-holes.

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