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Learn About Handicaps
Establishing and maintaining a handicap is an important and essential part of the game of golf. Knowing your handicap is one of the best ways to assess how you are playing. The handicap system is used to make the competition between players of differing skill levels more even. Having a handicap therefore adds to the enjoyment of golf because it allows you to participate in - and possibly win - at outings and in competitive play, even against players who may be better than you.
The articles below will help you gain a more in-depth understanding of the handicap system and how handicaps make the game of golf more fun. So dive in and then share what you learn!
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Why Do I Need a Handicap?
Learn some of the ways a Handicap can make the game of golf more fun!
What is a Handicap?
All golfers are not created equal. Learn how handicaps can level the playing field even when the only thing on the line is the next rounds of drinks.
How is My Handicap Calculated?
Get all the facts behind the numbers. It's not as complicated as you think.
Course Handicaps and Equitable Stroke Control
How the handicap system keeps those nasty blow-up holes from mangling your Index. It's a good thing.
Using Your Handicap in Stroke Play - The Fun Begins!
Now that you've got the math down, let's put it use on the course.
Using Your Handicap in Match Play - More Fun!
Never played a Match Play format? Once you've read this, you'll be saying "Bring it on!"
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