Greater Toronto Area Chapter

Maintaining a Handicap

A handicap is a numerical measure of a golfer's potential that is used to enable players of varying abilities to compete against one another.  A handicap is intended to reflect a player's potential or "average best", not a player's overall average score; it is calculated based on the best 10 of the player's last 20 rounds, with a minimum of 5 rounds required before a handicap is determined.

For information on the World Golf Handicapping System, the handicap tracking tools available to you, or how to establish a handicap, please contact the Golf Programs Director.