Handicap IndexAugust 26, 2020
So we understand SLOPE rating, which is akin to a "degree of difficulty"... sort of.
Now we need a handicap that is portable to any club in the world so that, in combination with the SLOPE rating the hapless golfer will have no excuse for struggling against the locals... except for the fact that they might not have played the course before, but such is life.
Here then, is how your new Handicap Index will be calculated... and if you look back at your past record, now's the time you realise your 15 handicap has just turned into 26! Or vice versa.