A golf handicap is the best way to level the playing field between playing partners. It can also help determine which tee markers each player should be playing from.
How do handicaps enhance your golf course experience?
A well designed golf course should give players from each tee marker the same kind of experience based on their own abilities.
How can you keep track of yours?
If you are a member of golf course or country club your golf shop with have a handicap system that you can use. They usually are connected to your state golf association. It is important to record all your scores for accuracy. They even have a score system to figure out what you shot if you happen to pick up on a hole.
Good free smartphone apps to track your handicap
- Titleist App featuring My Game section allowing you to post scores and track stats.
- GHIN Mobile from USGA: Your state or regional golf association uses the GHIN service and this app is connected to that allowing you to upload scores and view your current handicap and scores away from your home course. No more sandbagging or asking: What’s your real handicap?
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