Learn about handicaps


The articles below will help you gain a more in-depth understanding of the handicap system and how handicaps make the game of golf more fun. So dive in and then share what you learn! 


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Why Do I Need a Handicap?

Learn some of the ways a Handicap can make the game of golf more fun! 

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What is a Handicap?

All golfers are not created equal. Learn how handicaps can level the playing field even when the only thing
on the line is the next rounds of drinks.

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How is My Handicap Calculated?

Get all the facts behind the numbers. It's not as complicated as you think.

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Course Handicaps and Equitable Stroke Control

How the handicap system keeps those nasty blow-up holes from mangling your Index. It's a good thing.

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Using Your Handicap in Stroke Play - The Fun Begins!

Now that you've got the math down, let's put it use on the course.

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Using Your Handicap in Match Play - More Fun!

Never played a Match Play format? Once you've read this, you'll be saying "Bring it on!"

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What is a Course Rating?

Learn all the factors that are considered when calculating a Course Rating.

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How Do I Post My Scores?

Get the straight skinny on how to access the handicap system and post your scores!

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