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USGA Handicap Cards explained

Created on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 Last Updated on Sunday, 01 July 2012 Written by admin

Your handicap card, shows your last 20 scores; the 10 marked with an asterisk are your counting scores. The score on the top left corner is your most recent and in the bottom right corner, your oldest.

Each time a score is submitted, the oldest one drops off. If there is a lower score without an asterisk, it will be on an easier rated course, that is why it is non- counting, to work out the exact differential, study the example below.

Calculation of Handicap Differentials

A Handicap Differential is computed from four elements: adjusted gross score, USGA Course Rating, Slope Rating, and 113 (the Slope Rating of a course of standard difficulty). To determine the Handicap Differential, subtract the USGA Course Ratingfrom the adjusted gross score; multiply the difference by 113; and divide the resulting number by the Slope Rating. Round the final number to the nearest tenth.

Handicap Differential = (Adjusted Gross Score - USGA Course Rating) x 113 / Slope Rating


When the adjusted gross score is higher than the USGA Course Rating, the Handicap Differential is a positive number. The following is an example for determining aHandicap Differential using an adjusted gross score of 95 made on a course with aUSGA Course Rating of 71.5 and a Slope Rating of 125:

Adjusted Gross Score - USGA Course Rating:

95 - 71.5 = 23.5

Difference x Standard Slope Rating:

23.5 x 113 = 2655.5

Result / Slope Rating:

2655.5 / 125 = 21.24

Handicap Differential (rounded):


 Example 2: 
Twenty scores available. The following is an example of a Handicap Index calculation for a player with 20 scores.

Total of 10 lowest Handicap Differentials:


Average (154.8 / 10):


Average multiplied by .96:


Delete all digits after tenths:


Handicap Index:


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