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How is handicap information shown on my scorecard?

Striker Golf GPS shows handicap information on your scorecard in a number of ways.

  1. Your Course Handicap is calculated automatically by the app and displayed under your name entry on the scorecard.  Your Course Handicap is the handicap you declared adjusted for the difficulty of the course according to USGA regulations.  No more breaking out a calculator for an accurate Net Score.
  2. The Hole Handicap is shown next to the par number on each hole.  The Hole Handicap is the ranking of the holes on the course by hardest to easiest, according to strict USGA guidelines and this ranking is used to determine on which holes a golfer is granted extra strokes.  For example,  if you have a handicap of 5, your are afforded an extra stroke on each of the 5 most difficult holes on the course.
  3. An asterisk is used as a Handicap Indicator to show the holes on which each golfer is granted an extra stroke.  If the golfer is granted more than one stroke (handicap greater than 18), two asterisks will be displayed

scorecard-w-handicap-annotation

Why is the handicap on my score card different from the handicap I entered?

You may notice that the handicap on your score card does not always equal your stated handicap.  Additionally, you handicap may change depending upon the course you are playing.

scorecard-w-course-handicap

The picture above shows where the course handicap is displayed on your scorecard.  Course handicap are the correct way to score your golf round because your handicap is adjusted according to the difficulty of the course.  Making this calculation is normally a headache so they are not used by many golfers.

Striker takes the pain out of using course handicaps by computing them for you automatically, making Striker Golf GPS one of the best tools for your golf game.

Please contact us if you have further questions on course handicaps or any other aspect of your golf app.