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Rules of Handicapping FAQs

Adjustment of Hole Scores

Q. I did not play a hole. What score to do I post?

A. When a hole is not played, for example, due to darkness or construction, the score recorded for handicap purposes is net par, equal to par plus any handicap strokes you are entitled to receive based on your Course Handicap™.

For example: A Player with a Course Handicap of 21 receives 1 handicap stroke on all 18 holes and 2 handicap strokes on holes with a stroke index of 1 through 3 on the scorecard.

On a par-3 hole with a stroke index of 17, the player’s net par score is 4 (3 + 1). (Rule 3.2, Rules of Handicapping)