American handicapping system... - Golf Forum - Golf Tips & PGA Golf Forums
Sportsticker
Reply

Old 12-12-2012, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
5 Iron
 
Big Hobbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: northeast England
Posts: 695
Big Hobbit is on a distinguished road
American handicapping system...

...exactly how does it work? What little I've managed to garner off the t'interweb it seems to be the best 10 rounds from the last 20 but I can't figure in the Slope Rating. Do you multiply the round by the Slope Rating and then do the best 10 from 20?

Over here its put in 3 cards and with a shake of pixie dust you get a handicap. It is a little more complicated than that and it involves ignoring anything more than a double bogey. Typically, if it averages 15, after the calculation you're more likely to be closer to 12.

After that its broken down into divisions, Cat 1 up to 5, Cat 2 6-12, Cat 3 13-18, Cat 4 19-28. If you are a Cat 3, maybe playing off 15, and you shoot 5 under your handicap, the calculation would be 5x0.3=1.5 off your handicap. That would give you an actual handicap of 13.5, which would round up to a playing handicap of 14. If in your next comp you shoot 1 under, then its 1x0.3=0.3 off giving you an actual handicap of 13.2 and a playing handicap of 13.

If in your next comp you shoot a 3 over nett, your score would fall into the 3 shot buffer zone and your handicap wouldn't budge. The buffer for Cat 1 is 1 shot, 2 shots for Cat 2, 3 shots for Cat 3 and 4 shots for Cat 4. However, if you shot over the buffer it doesn't matter by how many, you only get 0.1 back. So the 13.2 goes to 13.3 and you still play off 13.

I'm guessing that the U.S. version is more complicated than just 10 from 20 as this would see me off 3.2 as opposed to the current actual of 6.2 - although its a pretty tough windblown links course that might have a tough Slope Rating(?).
__________________
Driver: Ping i15 11*
Three wood: Taylor RBZ HL
Rescue: Taylor 22degree
Irons: Titliest 712cb 4-pw
Wedges: Titliest Vokey 52&56 degree
Putter: Odyseey Whitehot no.5 centre shaft
Big Hobbit is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-13-2012, 12:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Fourputt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Logan County, Colorado
Posts: 1,117
Fourputt has a brilliant future Fourputt has a brilliant future Fourputt has a brilliant future Fourputt has a brilliant future Fourputt has a brilliant future Fourputt has a brilliant future Fourputt has a brilliant future Fourputt has a brilliant future Fourputt has a brilliant future Fourputt has a brilliant future Fourputt has a brilliant future
First you take the differential of the best 10 of your last 20 rounds - that is the difference between the course rating and your score.

Differential= adjusted gross score minus course rating times 113 divided by the course slope. Your gross score is adjusted under Equitable Stroke Control based on your course handicap for the course played.

The best 10 differentials are averaged. Calculating the differentials is dependent on the rating and slope of each course and tees played. Once that is determined then that number is is plugged into another formula to determine your handicap index. that index is then applied to a chart for a given course to determine your course handicap, or what you would use in a competition on that particular course.

It seems complex, but most courses have a computer that figures your index, and they have a course specific chart or computer which can tell you what that index translates to for course handicap.
__________________
Rick

"Your proper place on the course is directly behind the group in front of you, not directly ahead of the group behind you."

Callaway Diablo Edge 11 Driver
Mizuno F-60 15 3W
Bridgestone J36 22 & 25 hybrid
Titleist AP-2 5I-GW
Titleist Vokey 54.11 SW
Cleveland CG15 56.10 SW
Golfsmith Enterprise putter
Fourputt is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 03:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 16
jamesleo629 is on a distinguished road
American handicapping system

The information regarding the American handicapping system is really worth learning for new golfers.
jamesleo629 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 04:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
5 Iron
 
Big Hobbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: northeast England
Posts: 695
Big Hobbit is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post
First you take the differential of the best 10 of your last 20 rounds - that is the difference between the course rating and your score.

Differential= adjusted gross score minus course rating times 113 divided by the course slope. Your gross score is adjusted under Equitable Stroke Control based on your course handicap for the course played.

The best 10 differentials are averaged. Calculating the differentials is dependent on the rating and slope of each course and tees played. Once that is determined then that number is is plugged into another formula to determine your handicap index. that index is then applied to a chart for a given course to determine your course handicap, or what you would use in a competition on that particular course.

It seems complex, but most courses have a computer that figures your index, and they have a course specific chart or computer which can tell you what that index translates to for course handicap.
Rick, please could you do me an example. I sort of follow what your saying but it appears that you have a different handicap depending on which course you're playing.
__________________
Driver: Ping i15 11*
Three wood: Taylor RBZ HL
Rescue: Taylor 22degree
Irons: Titliest 712cb 4-pw
Wedges: Titliest Vokey 52&56 degree
Putter: Odyseey Whitehot no.5 centre shaft
Big Hobbit is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios