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How to Calculate Your Golf Handicap

Watch more How to Play Golf videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to calculate your golf handicap by following these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Figure adjusted gross score Figure your adjusted gross score from your last 5 to 20 rounds of 18-hole golf. Your adjusted gross score is your gross score adjusted for unfinished holes, conceded strokes, and holes not played. Tip The United States Golf Association requires a minimum of 12 scores to be submitted in order to calculate a golfer's handicap. Step 2: Subtract the course rating Subtract the course rating from your adjusted gross score from each round to find the differentials. The course rating can be found on the scorecard and is given in decimal form. For example, Pebble Beach Golf Links in California has a course rating of 75.5. Step 3: Divide the differentials by the slope Divide the differentials by the course's slope, also typically found on the scorecard, and multiply the quotients by 113. These products are called the adjusted differentials. Tip If the course rating and slope are not printed on the scorecard, you can call the course to get the numbers. Step 4: Multiply adjusted differential Multiply your lowest adjusted differential by 96 percent, or 0.96. This final product is your handicap. Did You Know? Tiger Woods won his first U.S. Open title at Pebble Beach in June 2000.
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