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# Handicap calculation in fourball matchplay

• 25-06-2021 4:44pm
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How is that calculated with the new system....9/10s etc lowest player goes to scratch...totally lost.

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Dr Devious wrote: »
How is that calculated with the new system....9/10s etc lowest player goes to scratch...totally lost.
Playing handicap is 95% of course handicap then the usual process of taking the lowest PH and everyone plays relative to that.

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prawnsambo wrote: »
Playing handicap is 95% of course handicap then the usual process of taking the lowest PH and everyone plays relative to that.

They get the full difference now from the lower handicap after the 95% has been applied to everyone.

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90% is the allowance for fourball matchplay

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Can you dumb it down even more for me.

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Sorry on both counts. 90% is correct, I'm too used to typing 95%.

Also yes, I should have been clear that it's full difference to lowest handicap once playing handicaps have been calculated.

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Dr Devious wrote: »
Can you dumb it down even more for me.

1. Calculate everybody's Course Handicap
2. Playing Handicap = Course Handicap x 90%
3. The low player goes to scratch and everybody else is adjusted by the same number

Here is an example:
Player A: Course Handicap 6
Player B: Course Handicap 10
Player C: Course Handicap 16
Player Course Handicap 22

Then apply the 90% allowance to get the Playing Handicaps
A: 5
B: 9
C: 14
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The lowest handicap is 5 so reduce everybody's Playing Handicap by 5 to get the number of shots

A: 0
B: 4
C: 9
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