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Rules of Handicapping FAQs

Handicap Committee

Q. How does the Handicap Committee determine the stroke index allocation at their course?

A. It is ultimately up to the Handicap Committee at the club to determine their stroke index allocation, however, the recommended method uses Course Rating™ data and is provided to clubs by their local Allied Golf Association. It is recommended that each course has one stroke index allocation for men and one for women, based on the most commonly played set of tees for each gender.

The Handicap Committee must ensure that the stroke index allocation used at the course is consistent on the scorecard and within technology products. When making changes to their stroke index allocation, the Handicap Committee should consult their AGA to ensure that the changes are reflected where necessary. (Appendix E, Rules of Handicapping)