Every time you play a round, your golf handicap has the potential to change. It may go up or down or it may stay the same. learn how your handicap is adjusted after each round.
Recalculating your golf handicap after every round can be time consuming and that's one of the reasons why our golf handicap tracker can do it for you. By adding your scorecard, the handicap tool will automatically update your golf handicap ready for your next round.
So what happens?
How confusing is that!
Some examples of a 28 Handicap player.
Your Handicap Increases
|Adjusted Score - SSS = Gross Score||103 - 70 = 33|
|Gross Score - Handicap = Net Score||33 - 28 = 5|
|If Net Score > Buffer then ADD 0.1||5 is > +4|
|Running Handicap + 0.1||28.0 + 0.1|
Your new handicap would be 28.1
|Adjusted Score - SSS = Gross Score||101 - 70 = 31|
|Gross Score - Handicap = Net Score||31 - 28 = 3|
|Net Score is within Buffer Zone||3 is < +4|
|No Change to Handicap||28.0|
No Change in Handicap
|Adjusted Score - SSS = Gross Score||
95 - 70 = 25
|Gross Score - Handicap = Net Score||25 - 28 = -3|
|Net Score is less than handicap so 0.4 per shot||3 x 0.4 = 1.2|
|Running Handicap – 1.2||26.8|
Your new handicap would be 26.8
To find out more about Stableford points and how they work, visit our Stableford Calculation Guide
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