Index

An "Index" by definition means you are using the USGA formula to calculate handicaps. HS follows the exact USGA formula to calculate indexes. If you select to calculate a custom handicap, indexes will not be shown.

Factor

A "Factor" by definition means you are using the RCGA formula to calculate handicaps.  HS follows the exact RCGA formula to calculate factors. If you select to calculate a custom handicap, factors will not be shown.

Handicap

If  you are calculating a custom handicap, the handicap is calculated according to the custom parameters you have set up. If you are using the USGA calculation mode, a course handicap is the conversion of a golfer's index to a course handicap and uses the following formula:

Course Handicap  = Index  X  (Slope of Tee  /  113)

Nomenclature:

A handicap may appear with an asterisk (*) preceding it or a letter following it.

*  A handicap was not calculated.  If you manually entered a handicap it remains stagnant.  Note: Handicap System looks at score dates when calculating a handicap. Thus if all your scores have the date 05/01/2006 or after and you specify a date of 04/01/2006 for the revision date, no handicaps will be calculated.

L  Used for USGA or RCGA 18 hole handicaps only. This indicates a "LOCAL" 18 hole handicap.  The 18 hole handicap exceeds the USGA handicap ceiling. See USGA/RCGA Mode.

R  For USGA or RCGA handicaps:  Indicates that the handicap was reduced by the USGA "REDUCTION OF HANDICAP INDEX FOR EXCEPTIONAL TOURNAMENT PERFORMANCE".  For detailed information see section 10-3 of the USGA HANDICAP SYSTEM manual. For custom handicaps: Indicates that you have marked to use only tournament scores to calculate a handicap.

N  Indicates a nine hole handicap.

J  Used for USGA or RCGA 9 hole handicaps only. This indicates a "LOCAL" 9 hole handicap. The 9 hole handicap exceeds the USGA handicap ceiling. See USGA/RCGA Mode.