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Rules of Handicapping FAQs

Handicap Competitions

Q. On which holes do players receive strokes in a competition?

A. Handicap strokes are received based on the stroke index, or "handicap" row on the scorecard. For example, a player with a Playing Handicap™ of 14 receives one handicap stroke on holes allocated 1 through 14. Players with a plus Playing Handicap will be required to give strokes back starting with the 18th ranked stroke index hole. (Appendix E, Rules of Handicapping)