WHS: Course Handicap - 31/03/2020

What is Course Handicap?

Before any player starts their round they must convert their Handicap Index into a Course Handicap. The Course Handicap will determine the number of strokes a player will receive for any set of tees on a course. An easy way for a player to remember the WHS, is to think HCP!

H - Handicap Index

C - Course Handicap

P – Play

It’s as easy as HCP!

  1. Handicap Index
  2. Course Handicap
  3. Go out & Play

How to work out a Course Handicap?

England Golf will provide Course & Slope Rating tables to all golf clubs. Tables should be positioned in conspicuous locations around the club to make it simple for golfers to find prior to beginning their round.

Golfers simply have to choose the tees they are playing off that day and cross reference their Handicap Index on the Course & Slope Rating table to ascertain their Course Handicap. It really is as simple as that - they’re then ready to get out on the course and play!

In time, Course Handicap Tables will be available via an App and club handicap software so golfers can view their Course Handicap remotely prior to a round. Should any golfer wish to calculate their Course Handicap manually the formula is as follows:

New Rule: Handicap Index X (Slope Rating / 113) = Course Handicap (rounded)

If you would like to watch an informative video about Course Handicaps, please click here.

Our Course Handicap & Slope Tables can be downloaded here.



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