The game of golf is based on the premise that a golfer will play as well as he can. Under the RCGA Handicap System, the player is required to record a hole score for a hole not finished, not played, or not played under the Rules of Golf, and to adjust any hole score when it is higher than the maximum number allowed under Equitable Stroke Control.






If 13 or more holes are played in accordance with the principles of the Rules of Golf,  the player shall post an 18 hole score. If 7 to 12 holes are played, the player shall post a 9 hole score. The score for  unplayed holes shall be recorded as par plus any handicap strokes the player is entitled to receive on the unplayed holes.


1.Compute the "Handicap Factor" - 96% of the lowest ten of the last 20 score differentials ((score minus Course Rating) times 113)) divided by the Slope Rating. The resulting number is NOT rounded off to the nearest tenth.

 2. Compute the "Course Handicap" - ((Handicap Factor times Slope Rating) divided by 113). The resulting number is rounded off(.5 or more is rounded upward).  This is usually accomplished employing a handicap computer or handicap table.

A player therefore has a unique Handicap Factor based on play on the home course which can be taken to another course, and applied to a handicap table to determine the Handicap to be used for play on that course.