Is my Handicap 4.8 is good

Is my 4.8 handicap is good

At our club we have an issue with members not entering scores in to the GHIN system.

Which scores need to be entered?

> Tournament Play

> Men's Association Group Play

> Friendly Golf Group

> Random Individual Play ( If played according to the rules of golf )

> Practice Rounds

My current handicap is 28. Is there a rule about entering a maximum score on a given hole as one totals his or her score for the round?

Question, I was told you take lowest 10 scores out of your last 20 and then multiply by 113. OK, I understand that part but I was also told you take your lowest 2 tournament scores but I don't understand how that works to get your handicap. Right now my GHINS is 9.3R and my two tournament scores are 74 70.3/128 and 76 69.0/125. Could you explain the tournament scores and how they are figured in?

Is this even legal?? Our home course has three holes where you tee off over water. One of the ladies in the league "was tired of losing balls in the water" so she had her handicap reconfigured with her teeing off from the gold tees (the drop zone). She now hits from there, but incurs no penalty strokes. She is hitting one from the gold tees (not age eligible for our club) and I am hitting one from the red tees and over the water. It just doesn't feel right, regardless of how many balls she has lost. Shouldn't she be taking a penalty stroke of some kind for this???

I am troubled that my handicap is the same from 5 different sets of tees. Our championship course is 1,500 yards longer than our senior course, yet, my handicap is the same. How is that possible?

they should NOT be the same; each set of tees SHOULD have their own different slopes

I've been told you never score more than a double bogey if your handicap is 18 or less and I've also been told you never score more than a 7 no matter what the par. This of course is for recording you score for handicapping, not for tournament score. Are either of these correct?

What you are referring to, according to the USGA, is equitable stroke control, which sets a maximum number that a player can post on any hole depending on the player's course handicap. Mind you, it's the course handicap, not personal handicap index, which means depending on the difficulty or ease of the golf course you're playing, your handicap is adjusted slightly up or down for the course. So if you're a 9 handicap, for example, playing a tough course, your course handicap could be an 11 or 12. Anyway, with that said,there's a chart that outlines the maximum number of strokes you can take on ahole depending on your course handicap. Players with a 9 or less can only take a maximum of double bogey. Handicaps 10-19 max out at 7 on any hole; 20-29, the max is 8; 30-39 the max is 9; and 40 or greater, it's 10.

How is the handicap calculated when players are using different tees? Two players both with 4.8 index and playing a new course, would not even. or would they?

Here you go, from an article I did a while back on that very topic:Basically, here's the formula: Take the player's handicap and multiply it by the course's slope rating for those tees, then divide it by 113 (USGA determined average slope), then add the course's rating for those tees. That gives you the score that the player is expected to shoot if he plays to his handicap. (In case you're interested, the USGA determines slope rating by taking the bogey rating (which could be 90 or so) minus course rating multiplied by 5.381 for men and 4.24 for women.)For example, if a 10-handicap plays from the white tees where the rating/slope is 68.3/121, the formula says the expected score should be almost exactly 79 (10 X 121 = 1,210, 1,210/113 = 10.7, 10.7 + 68.3 = 79). If you take a 7-handicap who plays from the blue tees where the rating/slope is 71.3/129, guess what? Yep, the answer is 79.29.Most of the time, there's no need to adjust for tees since that's already done in the handicapping process.