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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HotBacon says:
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!!
4/25/08
 
JOEGACC says:
JUST SIGNED ON TO SITE. DOSNT APPEAR YOU ADJ SCORES.(?)WE MUST ENTER ADJUSTED SCORES BASED ON HANDICAP ALLOWANCE?
4/25/08
 
klangdon says:
No that is not correct. We adjust scores based on ESC. Here is more detail on when that was added just after launch:
www.oobgolf.com/content/site+updates/1-35-Handic
4/25/08
 
turk944 says:
This is nice, it shows me how much work my game really needs
4/25/08
 
hogan72 says:
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...
4/25/08
 
TaylorFade says:
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.
4/26/08
 
DonaldBergeron says:
Is there a way to print an offical USGA handicap card?
3/5/09
 
JohnDiPJr says:
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
4/26/09
 
nolongerhere says:
Yes, I'd also like to know where to enter it at all!? Thanks.
8/1/09
 
psteele says:
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?
9/16/13
 
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