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 FAQs     December 13, 2017  
Golf Handicap FAQ's

How do I get started?

It's easy, just enter your info into the "my profile" section and an email will be sent to you with a code that you will use for your first login.

How many scores can I enter?

There is no limit to the number of scores you can enter.

What about entering the course Slope and Rating?

You only have to enter a course slope and rating one time. The software will keep a record of the courses that you have entered. The slope and rating can be found on the scorecard.

Are "handicap" and "handicap index" the same thing?

The term "handicap" is actually your "index". While many golfers will be happy with just knowing their "handicap" the "index" gives you the ability to refine your handicap to each individual course and each set of tees.

Recreational handicaps are the type generated by My 18 Holes. The formula developed by the USGA is used to compute these handicaps. This handicap is popular with golfers who don't want to join a golf club in order to determine their handicap. Be aware that while the same formula is used to compute both handicaps the recreational handicap is not sanctioned by the USGA.

How is handicap index calculated?

Your handicap index is calculated using the same formula as the USGA. If you want the mathematical formula used to compute your handicap you can get it from the USGA. Our site is designed to free you from that burden by automatically calculating your handicap for you.

How many scores are used to generate my Handicap?

You must enter 5 scores to get your initial handicap index.

What is an adjusted score?

Your adjusted score is your total score after Equitable Stroke Control has been applied. Simple put equitable stroke control is the maximum hole scores that an individual is allowed to take.

Example:
  • 0-9 course handicap max-Double Bogey
  • 10 -19 course handicap max-7
  • 20 - 29 course handicap max-8
  • 30 - 39 course handicap max-9
  • 40 or over course handicap max-10

If I am a Canadian resident; can I use this site to compute my handicap?

Yes. Just check the RCGA box on the registration page and that is all you have to do.

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