Players Competing From a Different Course Rating™ or Tees
Q. When players are competing from a different Course Rating or tees, why do you make a second adjustment to Course Handicap™? Can a club choose to ignore Section 3-5/9-3c of the USGA Handicap System manual?
A. A player’s Course Handicap is based on the number of strokes needed to compete with other golfers from that specific set of tees. A Course Handicap is determined purely from the Slope Rating® of the set of tees being played. Because each set of tees has a different Course Rating, this difference needs to be accounted for when players are competing against each other from different tees.