Handicap Index

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Course Handicap
A “Course Handicap” is the USGA's mark that indicates the number of handicap strokes a player receives from a specific set of tees at the course being played to adjust the player's scoring ability to the level of scratch or 0-handicap golf. For players with a plus Course Handicap, it is the number of handicap strokes a player gives to adjust the player's scoring ability to the level of scratch or 0-handicap golf. A Course Handicap is determined by applying the player's Handicap Index to a Course Handicap Table. You typically find this posted at the course near the Handicap Computer.

Please contact our Sacramento Handicap Chair, Kris Corbridge for more information or questions: handicap@ewgasacramento.org

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USGA Women's Handicaps

The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling players of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis.

Having a handicap index allows golfers to participate in more events (those that require a handicap index), have a measurable means of tracking improvement, and allows score adjustments to even the playing field when playing with golfers of different skill levels.

The following chart shows how your USGA Women's Handicap Index stacks up against the rest of the country.

Handicap Index Percent of Total Cumulative
+1.0 or better 0.25% 0.25%
+0.9 to 0.0 0.12% 0.37%
0.1 to 0.9 0.15% 0.52%
1.0 to 1.9 0.19% 0.71%
2.0 to 2.9 0.21% 0.91%
3.0 to 3.9 0.25% 1.16%
4.0 to 4.9 0.30% 1.47%
5.0 to 5.9 0.36% 1.83%
6.0 to 6.9 0.45% 2.28%
7.0 to 7.9 0.57% 2.85%
8.0 to 8.9 0.65% 3.50%
9.0 to 9.9 0.78% 4.28%
10.0 to 10.9 0.99% 5.27%
11.0 to 11.9 1.23% 6.50%
12.0 to 12.9 1.42% 7.92%
13.0 to 13.9 1.72% 9.64%
14.0 to 14.9 2.05% 11.69%
15.0 to 15.9 2.32% 14.01%
16.0 to 16.9 2.51% 16.52%
17.0 to 17.9 2.75% 19.27%
18.0 to 18.9 2.98% 22.25%
19.0 to 19.9 3.22% 25.47%
20.0 to 20.9 3.49% 28.96%
21.0 to 21.9 3.88% 32.83%
22.0 to 22.9 4.08% 36.91%
23.0 to 23.9 4.35% 41.26%
24.0 to 24.9 4.37% 45.63%
25.0 to 25.9 4.38% 50.01%
26.0 to 26.9 4.26% 54.27%
27.0 to 27.9 4.20% 58.47%
28.0 to 28.9 3.98% 62.45%
29.0 to 29.9 3.83% 66.28%
30.0 to 30.9 3.62% 69.90%
31.0 to 31.9 3.39% 73.29%
32.0 to 32.9 3.19% 76.48%
33.0 to 33.9 2.91% 79.39%
34.0 to 34.9 2.64% 82.03%
35.0 to 35.9 2.40% 84.43%
36.0 to 36.9 2.09% 86.52%
37.0 to 37.9 1.84% 88.35%
38.0 to 38.9 1.55% 89.91%
39.0 to 40.4 10.09% 100.00%
 


from the www.USGA.org web site