## How is WHS score differential calculated?

The formula for calculating a SCORE DIFFERENTIAL is… SCORE DIFFERENTIAL = (ADJUSTED GROSS SCORE – COURSE RATING) * (113/SLOPE RATING) As an example… i.e. it gives you the appropriate number of shots to play the course, based on the Slope rating of the course.

## Is handicap differential the same as handicap?

“Handicap differential” is a factor used in USGA handicaps. It is a term applied to the difference between your score and the course rating, adjusted for slope rating (we’ll explain what that means below). The number that results is used in the calculations that determine a USGA handicap index.

**What is differential in golf scoring?**

A Score Differential measures the performance of a round in relation to the relative difficulty of the course that was played, measured by the Course Rating and Slope Rating.

### What is a good score differential in golf?

A Score Differential must be an 18-hole value or its calculated equivalent. (See Rule 5.1.) A Score Differential which is at least 7.0 strokes better than the player’s Handicap Index at the time the round was played (see Rule 5.9).

### How do I calculate my handicap index?

Q. How is a Handicap Index calculated? A. Once you have 20 scores in your scoring record, your Handicap Index is calculated by first averaging the best 8 Score Differentials out of your most recent 20 scores.

**What is differential on golf handicap?**

A Handicap Differential is the difference between a player’s adjusted gross score and the USGA Course Rating of the course on which the score was made, multiplied by 113, then divided by the Slope Rating from the tees played and rounded to the nearest tenth, e.g., 12.8.

## What is differential in handicap?

## What is my golf handicap if I shoot 86?

Before we get into the true calculations of figuring out golf handicap, a simple understanding is that a handicap is the number of strokes a golfer would shoot over par. For example if you shot an 86 on a par 72 course your handicap would be 14.