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Have you ever heard that about 90 percent of golfers don’t have handicaps? Being a devoted golfer who has had an handicap for around 20 years, it is astonishment to me that so many who play golf do not have a handicap. This article gives simple and simple information on the meaning of a handicap in golf and the reason you might think about getting one.

Our Definition: A golf handicap is a number that gives an indicator of play ability. Other golf clubs define handicaps differently.

    • The USGA declares, “The USGA Handicap System(tm) promotes equitable competition for all genders and ages by allowing players to compete fairly on any rated course”
    • It is the United States Golf Teachers Federation USGTF defines handicap as “a measure of his current ability over an entire round of golf, signified by a number. The lower the number, the better the golfer is.” A handicap basically indicates the number of strokes above or below the par that a golfer can play.
    • Wikipedia states that “A handicap on golf is a numerical measurement of a golfer’s abilities that allows players with varying ability to compete with each other. The best players are those who have lower handicaps.”

What is an acceptable or unsuitable handicap number?  

Lower handicap numbers that the golfer is better. The more handicap numbers are that the golfer is not as good. For example, a 1-handicapper is a great golfer. A 40-handicapper isn’t nearly as proficient. The majority of golfers would like to be the best golfer they can, and also have the lowest handicap they can get.

What are the benefits of having handicap? A handicap provides players to play on a level playing field that allows players to play and have enjoyable on the course. Many tournaments have handicaps so that every member of the group can participate during the same event. If you’re just beginning your journey with your game, having a handicap might not be necessary as you are still beginning to learn how to hit the ball. However, when you begin playing with players, making sure that everyone of your foursomes has a handicap is crucial and can make the game more enjoyable.

more enjoyable and fascinating. For instance) If I have an 0 handicap player and my friend has having a handicap of 10 and I offer my friend 10 shots off of his score, so that we could have the same match. If I shoot 70 while my friend shoots a score of eighty (minus 10) and we tie, then we’ll be tied. Although I was able to win with 10 strokes and I am also a superior golfer and a better player, in the “match” we tied and it was fun for us both.

How can I obtain handicap? 

There are a variety of ways to get an handicap This article on how to be handicapped provides you with a number of alternatives, as well as the cost associated with having a handicap and the best places to get one.