How to Use the Handicap System

For newcomers and seasoned golfers alike, getting a Handicap Index and understanding it can be one of the great mysteries of golf.

A golf handicap makes it possible for fair competition between players of different ability whether it’s in competitive matches, a friendly wager between friends, or a skins game with money on the line just like the Pros! To put it simply, handicaps are equalizers. You may need to have a handicap to play in company or charity tournament or to play courses abroad.

Keeping a handicap is a great way to track your improvement throughout the season. As you improve, you can expect to see your handicap gradually go down. You can even use the EWGA GN21 handicap posting service to track your game statistics like number of putts, fairways hit in regulation, greens hit in regulation, etc. which will give you valuable information on areas where you might need to focus your learning and practice.

Details at: “Handicap – Login & Score posting instructions“.