|Understanding Handicapping and Course Ratings|
|The spirit of golf lies in proper
handicapping. The source of equitable handicap indexes is an accurate course rating
system. PGA Vietnam follows USGA principles and ratings.
Know Your INDEX -- And How To Compute It!
1. By Differentials. A handicap differential is the difference betweeen the adjusted gross score and the USGA Course Rating, multiplying the difference by 113, dividing the results figure by the USGA Slope Rating and rounding off to the nearest tenth. The following is an example for a course with a 71.5 Course Rating and a 130 Slope Rating.
The value 113 in the above formula is the USGA standard for Slope Ratings and is used to weigh differentials.
2. INDEX Formula. Lowest 10 of Last 20 Differentials. The INDEX is computed from
the lowest 10 of the player's last 20 rounds as follows:
If you have fewer than 20 differentials available:
Equitable Stroke Control
REMEMBER - VGCC Members and Non - Members receive monthly
INDEX updates that can be attached to plastic Handicap cards. Members can review their
posted scores monthly via Internet: www.pgavietnam.com , or by requesting a copy of their
current scoring history from the Golf Operations Office. Peer review is a vital part of
the handicap system.