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Rules of Handicapping FAQs

Handicap Index Calculation 101

Q. What is the maximum Handicap Index®?

A. The maximum Handicap Index is 54.0 for all players.

The Committee in charge of a competition may implement a lower maximum limit through a term of the competition and a Committee may also set a maximum Course Handicap™/Playing Handicap™ to be used for the competition. (Rule 5.3, Rules of Handicapping)