How to calculate an Initial Handicap Index

The Stroke Play score calculators have been enhanced with a feature that helps to calculate and allocate the Initial Handicap Index.initial handicap index in golf

To activate this function, just enable the “Round for Initial Handicap purposes” option in the calculator. Then, Club Administrators can use this mode during allocation the Initial Handicap Index to new players.

Try this option here

In this mode, the calculator computes only the gross Stroke Play result and data for the WHS system:

  • Adjusted Gross Score
  • Score Differential
  • Equivalent 18-hole Score Differential for a 9-hole round

Naturally, due to the lack of a Handicap Index, the calculator does not calculate the net or Stableford result.

Finally, the calculated Score Differentials are the basis for the Initial Handicap calculation  here.



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