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Ok that is of no use to my insufficient brain cells

Score Differential = (113/Slope) x (Adjusted gross score - Course Rating - any Playing Conditions Calculation applying on the date played).

Then use the table in #2. The result is your Handicap Index

However you won't use that when playing. The formula for that is

Course Handicap = Handicap Index x (Slope/113)

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Thanks for the replies I’ll find out in a day or two so will let you know.

Hi guys. I’ve recently started to play golf after 13 years away. I’ve done 3 cards marked by kind club members at my new club. Scores of 99, 93 and 89 and the course is a par 70. What would my handicap be based on these numbers?

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Ignore the par it is totally irrelevant. Compare the score against the course rating.

Compare the score against the course rating.

If you are returning to golf it may take a while to get your head round the crazy new world of course rating and slope never mind these complex calculations thrown at you.

Welcome back to the game.

Jason

So if the SSS is 69, take that off your 89 so your handicap will be 20.

Easy

What do you mean it's changed, what could be simpler?

Find out what the Standard Scratch Score is and subtract that from your best score.

So if the SSS is 69, take that off your 89 so your handicap will be 20.

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What do you mean it's changed, what could be simpler?

So if the SSS is 69, take that off your 89 so your handicap will be 20.

Easy

What do you mean it's changed, what could be simpler?

SSS went to an early grave and it's all Course Ratings and Score Differentials now.

Find out what the Standard Scratch Score is and subtract that from your best score.

So if the SSS is 69, take that off your 89 so your handicap will be 20.

Easy

So if the SSS is 69, take that off your 89 so your handicap will be 20.

Easy

SSS a) was a whole number b) is now replaced by CR to 1 dec place.

Take the CR off the 89 to give XX (say). That will not be his handicap

Multiply the XX by 113/Slope and subtract 2.0 as Jason only has 3 scores. That will be his handicap (Index). (HI)

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So if the SSS is 69, take that off your 89 so your handicap will be 20.

Easy

What do you mean it's changed, what could be simpler?

Even without considering double-bogey adjustments (can't remember exactly when these came in, maybe with Stableford adjustments in 1997?), CONGU UHS introduced a multiplier of 1.13/1.237 (with the result truncated) for initial handicap allotments in 2016.

As such, under the old CONGU UHS, the initial handicap allotted would have been 18.0 (assuming no db adjustments were needed).

It wasn't that simple pre-WHS; and hadn't been for quite some time.

Even without considering double-bogey adjustments (can't remember exactly when these came in, maybe with Stableford adjustments in 1997?), CONGU UHS introduced a multiplier of 1.13/1.237 (with the result truncated) for initial handicap allotments in 2016.

As such, under the old CONGU UHS, the initial handicap allotted would have been 18.0 (assuming no db adjustments were needed).

Even without considering double-bogey adjustments (can't remember exactly when these came in, maybe with Stableford adjustments in 1997?), CONGU UHS introduced a multiplier of 1.13/1.237 (with the result truncated) for initial handicap allotments in 2016.

As such, under the old CONGU UHS, the initial handicap allotted would have been 18.0 (assuming no db adjustments were needed).

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Currently I tend to score in the nineties. That does include the odd crazy hole where I score a stupidly high score. Was reading up on the whs and I think I’m right in saying the adjusted gross score limits it at 5 over for any individual hole until you get a handicap and then it’s two strokes plus handicap.

Does that apply as soon as you put the first three cards in to get the first handicap or when you have got to submitting twenty cards? Just curious, I don’t think it actually makes much difference but I can have rounds that are mainly bogeys and a few pars and then a random eight or two for example!

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Currently I tend to score in the nineties. That does include the odd crazy hole where I score a stupidly high score. Was reading up on the whs and I think I’m right in saying the adjusted gross score limits it at 5 over for any individual hole until you get a handicap and then it’s two strokes plus handicap.

Does that apply as soon as you put the first three cards in to get the first handicap or when you have got to submitting twenty cards? Just curious, I don’t think it actually makes much difference but I can have rounds that are mainly bogeys and a few pars and then a random eight or two for example!

Currently I tend to score in the nineties. That does include the odd crazy hole where I score a stupidly high score. Was reading up on the whs and I think I’m right in saying the adjusted gross score limits it at 5 over for any individual hole until you get a handicap and then it’s two strokes plus handicap.

20 scores is when your handicap is based upon the best 8

until then see the table in post #2

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