GAM / USGA Handicap
Keep track of your Handicap with the GAM
The USGA Handicap System™ enables golfers of all skill levels to compete on an equitable basis. The USGA Web site offers a wealth of handicapping information including The USGA Handicap System manual, the USGA's handicapping equivalent of The Rules of Golf. The current version of the USGA Handicap System went into effect on Jan. 1, 2012, and the next revision will take effect on Jan. 1, 2016. Any modifications to the system are noted on the USGA Web site.
Handicap Resources
Course Handicap Conversion
The USGA Handicap System allows golfers of different abilities to compete on an equal basis, no matter what course they play or even which tees they play from.

The way to “even the odds” is by using the Handicap Conversion tables. These tables convert your GAM/USGA Handicap Index to a Course Handicap — the number of strokes a player receives from a specific set of tees at a specific course.
Equitable Stroke Control
The purpose of ESC is to downward adjust an individual hole score to make handicaps more representative of a player's potential scoring ability. Using ESC sets a maximum number of strokes that a golfer can post on any hole depending on the golfer's Course Handicap.