Handicap Information


(last updated on 4/13/2020)

Written by Donna Courchaine


Your Handicap Index is now calculated using the 8 best scores out of the most recent 20 scores. Handicap indices are now updated daily.


Everyone now has a single 18-hole Handicap Index.

A unique 9-hole Handicap Index (N) no longer exists.

Your handicap will be interchangeable for both 9-hole and 18-hole play.

Nine-hole scores will be combined to form 18-hole scores in the new system.


A Handicap Index is issued to a new player after three 18-hole scores are submitted and a revision takes place. Scores can be made up of any combination of 9-hole and 18 hole scores.


The maximum Handicap Index for all players is now 54.0. This results in a maximum of 60 handicap strokes for Tallwood front tees.


Calculation of Course Handicap now includes Course Rating as well as Slope Rating.

(For some courses, this can be quite different than the old calculation.)


We will again be using Golf Genius for our tournaments, and to post scores to GHIN.


You must post other scores for all rounds played, as soon as possible. Scores can be posted at the Tallwood Pro Shop computer; online at http://www.ghin.com, or on the GHIN APP, on your mobile devices. ALWAYS POST HOLE-BY-HOLE, WITH NO ADJUSTMENTS!         When you post each hole, the system will give you any adjustments automatically.


If you choose to post for the round, you will have to adjust your own score, as follows:


The Maximum Hole Score is limited to NET DOUBLE BOGEY, defined as Par + 2 + the number of handicap strokes received for that hole. 


Questions?  Please contact the handicap chair.

Lady Golfer,
Apr 13, 2020, 12:45 PM
Lady Golfer,
Apr 13, 2020, 12:45 PM