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Difference between handicap and handicap index?

Difference between handicap and handicap index?

Difference between handicap and handicap index?

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What is a handicap?

The handicap system allows golfers of all skill levels to compete on an equal basis.

A handicap is a numerical measure of a golfer’s potential playing ability, based on the tees he or she plays from, on a given course.  Someone who has an 18 handicap, is generally expected to play a full round of golf with a score of approximately 18 over par.  A handicap index makes sure these golfers compete equally even if they have received their handicaps from different courses.

The Original Rules of Golf.

Players may possess the same handicap, but if Player A, whose home course is fairly easy and has a low slope rating, plays Player B’s tougher course, it gets interesting.  Player b must give the player from the easier course an extra shot or two to compensate for the extra degree of difficulty on the course that has a higher slope rating.

For answers to the most common questions about handicap calculation please visit usga.org

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