CONVERSION TABLES / COURSE HANDICAPS
Using the Tables:
{1} Find the slope rating for the set of tees your will be playing. {2} Find your GAM/USGA Handicap Index. {3} Read across the table to find your Course Handicap.
PLAYING FROM THE SAME TEES (SAME SEX):
If your GAM/USGA Handicap Index is 18.6 and you’re playing from teeswith a 113 slope rating, you will receive 19 strokes. If your fellow competitor has a 3.2 GAM/USGA Handicap Index, and plays from the same set of tees, he will receive three strokes.

You would receive the difference, or 16 strokes.

SLOPE RATING -113
GAM/USGA INDEX COURSE HCP GAM/USGA INDEX COURSE HCP GAM/USGA INDEX COURSE HCP GAM/USGA INDEX COURSE HCP
Below +2.6 +3 7.5 to 8.4 8 18.5 to 19.4 19 29.5 to 30.4 30
+2.5 to +1.6 +2 8.5 to 9.4 9 19.5 to 20.4 20 30.5 to 31.4 31
+1.5 to +0.6 +1 9.5 to 10.4 10 20.5 to 21.4 21 31.5 to 32.4 32
+0.5 to 0.4 0 10.5 to 11.4 11 21.5 to 22.4 22 32.5 to 33.4 33
0.5 to 1.4 1 11.5 to 12.4 12 22.5 to 23.4 23 33.5 to 34.4 34
1.5 to 2.4 2 12.5 to 13.4 13 23.5 to 24.4 24 34.5 to 35.4 35
2.5 to 3.4 3 13.5 to 14.4 14 24.5 to 25.4 25 35.5 to 36.4 36
3.5 to 4.4 4 14.5 to 15.4 15 25.5 to 26.4 26 36.5 to 37.4 37
4.5 to 5.4 5 15.5 to 16.4 16 26.5 to 27.4 27 37.5 to 38.4 38
5.5 to 6.4 6 16.5 to 17.4 17 27.5 to 28.4 28 38.5 to 39.4 39
6.5 to 7.4 7 17.5 to 18.4 18 28.5 to 29.4 29 39.5 to 40.4 40

Click here to view complete slope tables.
PLAYERS COMPETING FROM DIFFERENT TEES OR MEN/WOMEN FROM THE SAME TEE:
A person playing from tees with a more difficult course rating receives extra strokes. For example: Tom and Mary both have a GAM/USGA Handicap Index of 10.4. From Mary’s tees, a 140 slope rating gives her a 13 Course Handicap. From Tom’s tees, a slope of 130 gives him a 12 Course Handicap. Mary gets one stroke PLUS the difference between the course ratings, or 73.2 - 71.1 = 2.1. Rounded to the nearest whole number (.5 or more is rounded up),

Mary gets an extra two strokes, for a total of three. She is now a 15
and Tom is a 12.

Men’s Championship 74.4/138 7028 yds.
Men’s Back 73.2/134 6744 yds.
Men’s Middle 71.1/130 6329 yds.
Women’s Middle 73.2/140 6329 yds.
Women’s Forward 74.5/131 5700 yds.

Adjusting Scores:

Equitable Stroke Control
MAXIMUM SCORES: Posting an exceptionally bad score for a hole could change your GAM/USGA Handicap Index too much. If a score exceeds the limit in the ESC formula, you should, for handicap purposes only, record a score for the hole in accordance with the formula at right. There is no limit to the number of holes on which a player can adjust his/her score.

COURSE HANDICAP MAXIMUM SCORE
POSTED ON ANY HOLE
18 Holes 9 Holes  
 9 or less 4 or less Double Bogey
10 - 19 5 - 9 7
20 - 29 10 - 14 8
30 - 39 15 - 19 9
 40 of more 20 or more 10
Incomplete Holes or Conceded Strokes
If you pick up on a hole or are conceded a stroke, record the score you most likely  would have made. It is the number of strokes (including penalty strokes) taken thus far, plus the number of strokes you think would be needed to complete the hole from that point 50 percent of the time. An “X” should be placed on the scorecard before such a score.

Holes Not Played
When a hole isn’t played, your score for the hole is par, plus any handicap strokes to which you’re entitled (based on your Course Handicap). And don’t let a partial rainout stop you from posting a score. Use this method to fill out your scorecard when you play at least 13 holes out of 18, or at least seven out of nine. An “X” should be placed on the scorecard here, as well.
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