System 36 Golf Tournament Scoring System
By Kickntrue on 6/1/07
I like to check in every so often and make sure you are keeping on top of your golf vocab. Do you know what a "System 36" is? It's a way to keep a handicap for single day tournaments when you don't have an offical index.
The general idea of the System 36 Handicap System is that a better golfer is going to have more pars and even bogies than a bad golfer. Here's how it works:
Throughout the round, the golfer accrues points based on the following formula:
So- let's say I play 18 holes that include 1 birdie, 4 pars, 8 bogies and 5 "worse".
That means I would get 5 x 2 for my birdies and pars. I get 8 x 1 for my bogies and nothing for my doubles and worse.
36 minus 18 equals 18- which would be my one day handicap.
I hadn't really seen this too much before posting this "how-to" on it- but I really like it. It's simple and fairly accurate. Nothing for a single day would ever be perfect but take your next round- and use the System 36 formula and then compare it to your oob handicap (which is the same as USGA). I'd be interested in knowing how close it is.
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Based on my last 3 rounds, it came up ~2 points above my oob handicap. The system couldn't get much easier.
where can i get a software for system 36 scoring
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