How Does Your Handicap Change
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.
How does a golf handicap change
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?
- After you submit your full scorecard we take your Adjusted Score from the SSS of the course.
- We take this value (Gross Score) and subtract your current playing handicap
- This gives us your Net Score (Net differential)
- We then apply your Net Score, to the various Buffer Zones for your handicap.
How does my golf handicap go up and down?
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
How does my golf handicap stay the same?
|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
How does your golf handicap reduce?
|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