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.

## Handicap Nomenclature - Handicaps with a Letter or Symbol (*)

Modified on: Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 at 10:00 AM

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