Detailed Handicap Calculation
By klangdon on 4/24/08
You should now notice that the "handicap" text next to your actual handicap is now clickable. This will take you to a detailed chart of exactly how the number is calculated.
A good case of how this is useful is if you look at Andrew's scores: here. You can see that he is about to have one of his 10 best scores drop off. That means he has to score better than a 22 differential on his next round if he wants to stay sub 20. Lets see if he can pull that off tomorrow...
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Another great addition to the site. In my head I knew the basics of handicap calculation, but this puts a whole new spin on it. Now it's easy to see what type of score I have to post to keep my handicap from rising. Talk about pressure!!
JUST SIGNED ON TO SITE. DOSNT APPEAR YOU ADJ SCORES.(?)WE MUST ENTER ADJUSTED SCORES BASED ON HANDICAP ALLOWANCE?
No that is not correct. We adjust scores based on ESC. Here is more detail on when that was added just after launch:
This is nice, it shows me how much work my game really needs
I'm with HotBacon on this one - the pressure's going to kill me. Or, maybe it will inspire me? Either way, if I could just get rid of all of those "extra" shots (chunks, thins, 3 putts), I might be worrying about a threshold other than 20!! Thanks for this explanation - it was helpful. Now, back to my visualization exercises for this Sunday's round...
Fantastic addition. I love stats and numbers breakdowns. The most helpful/useful thing about seeing my scores is how important the slope/rating is to the differential. Shoot a great score at an easy track and your index won't budge. Post a decent round at a tough one and watch it plummet. I may start playing the tips all the time.
Thanks guys. This site keeps getting better every day. Y'all ought to have about 10 million members; and if I had anything to do with it you would.
Is there a way to print an offical USGA handicap card?
hey does anyone know where the handicap link is, I dont know where to go to find my handicap...and it would be cool to print out a handicap card if anyone knows? plz help
Yes, I'd also like to know where to enter it at all!? Thanks.
My "My Handicap" page no longer contains the details about Course rating, slope, ESC. I really enjoyed this information so I could see what I needed to shoot to lower my handicap and also what score I was about to go out of my 20 most recent. Do you plan on keeping it the current way or reverting back to the more detailed version?
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