Frequently Asked Questions on Golf Handicaps

Q: If I have a Handicap Index, why is there the need for a Course Handicap?

A: Course handicap is really the crux of the USGA Handicapping System. It’s the number that determines how many
strokes - if any - you get on each hole. Therefore, it’s the number that makes the system work, that ensures the
ability of golfers of differing skill levels to compete against one another, and to do so fairly regardless of where
they are playing.  

Your handicap index is compared to the slope rating of the course you are playing and the average
slope of 113. the calculation is this: Course Handicap=Handicap Index multiplied by Slope Rating of Tees Played
divided by 113.

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