Golf Handicap Calculator
Your previous scores on a given course, along with the course slope and rating for the tees you play, are used to calculate your handicap. Once you have determined your handicap, you can subtract it from the total number of strokes from the course to give you your net score. All players competing would use their own handicap to calculate their net score and the lowest score wins.
When it comes to the official authority governing over the golf handicap system, The R&A based in St. Andrews, Scotland, is responsible in all countries around the globe with the exception of the United States and Mexico. In the United States and Mexico, the United States Golf Association fulfills this role.
To use the golf handicap calculator below, you will need to know the course slope and rating for the past five rounds of golf that you played, along with your score for each of those rounds. Since you are using the five most recent rounds of golf that you played, your golf handicap will always be changing to reflect your actual ability as your game skill increases and/or decreases over time. You should check back frequently as you progress to keep an accurate measure of your true handicap.