What Is Golf Handicap All About?
you are thinking of starting or have just started to play this
beautiful game of golf, then i'm sure that you have so many questions
that you want answers too. I will at least help to answer a couple of
those questions for you on this page:
is a Golf
Handicap?' and 'What does
a Golf Handicap Mean?'
I understand that for most beginners the golf handicap
can seem quite
complex and confusing to start with!, but once you get the basics, it
is really quite simple and makes complete sense, as i will explain
below! It can start to get a bit trickier when you look at Calculating Golf
Handicaps or Golf Handicap
simple terms a golf handicap is a numerical measurement of an amateurs
playing ability and is used to create a net score from the number of
strokes actually played, or put another way, it is the number of
strokes that a golfer receives and is able to remove from his overall
gross score at the end of the round, i.e. the higher your handicap is,
the more strokes you can remove from your overall gross score at the
end of the round.
This makes it a great system that allows golfers of all skill to
compete on a level playing field, so therefore, it doesn't matter
whether you have just started the game or have been playing for years,
you will be able to enjoy healthy competition with whomever you are
Golf Handicap Explained - Summary &
sum it up, the better the golfer is the lower the handicap they will
have. It is generally accepted that the maximum golf handicap
for men is 28 and for women 36.
So when you first start to play golf,
you will more than likely start off with a handicap of 28 (men) or 36
(women), which means if you are playing against someone more
experienced and who is playing off of a 10 handicap for example, you
will be allowed 18 more shots (men) or 26 more shots (women) than them,
if the 10 handicap golfer takes 82 strokes to complete a round of golf
on a course that is Par 72 and you take 100 (men) or 108 (women) then
you have (in the eyes of the handicapping system) both played to your
handicaps and have had an
equally good round of Golf!!
hope you have found this information useful and that it has given you
some idea with regards to: 'What is a
Golf Handicap Mean?'.
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