|What is a handicap and how do I get one?|
|A handicap is a numerical measure of a golfer's potential ability. |
In stroke play, it is used to calculate a net score from the number of strokes actually played during a competition, thus allowing players of different proficiency to play against each other on fairly equal terms. In match play, the handicap difference between players is used to determine the number of strokes the high handicap player should receive from the low handicapper during the playing of their round. The higher the handicap of a player, the poorer the player is relative to those with lower handicaps. Official handicaps are administered by a golf club and overseen by Miami Valley Golf in our area.
To receive a Handicap in our Area you must be a member of one of our Member Clubs (Eclub is our Non Real Estate Club). To start or explore the system
Handicap systems are generally not used in professional golf.