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Subject: Re: Handicap question  Date: 1/29/2013 2:55 PM  
Author: JAFO31  Number: 8897 of 9004  
shuksan77: <<<That should have been a 17 on my team, not a 1...sorry!! I do not know why he divides by 8>>> From my prior post: http://www.popeofslope.com/scramble/index.html  Handicap each team as follows: 20% of the Aplayer's handicap, plus 15% of the B, 10% of the C and 5% of the D. Add the results, round off the total to a whole number and that is the team's handicap. 14(20%) + 15(15%) + 16(10%) + 17(5%) = 2.8 + 2.25 + 1.6 + .85 = 7.5 = 8 2(20%) + 10(15%) + 10(10%) + 26(5%) = .4 + 1.5 + 1.0 + 1.3 = 4.2 = 4 http://www.livestrong.com/article/182164howtofigurehandi...... Calculate each player's course handicap, which gives players a different number of strokes to compensate for greater or lesser difficulty of a course. To calculate your course handicap, multiply your handicap index by the course's USGA slope rating, divide by 113the rating for a course of average difficultyand round the answer to the closest whole number. For fourperson teams, the suggestions are 20 percent of player A's handicap, 15 percent of player B's handicap, 10 percent of player C's handicap and 5 percent of player D's handicap. See also: http://www.ehow.com/how_5779661_figurehandicapscramblegol...... for same "method" Not sure why your pro picked 8, other than it makes for easy math. Some of the links I provided suggestd dividing by 5, 7 or 10 (but not 8), but without any real explanation. Your 8 looks to be on, but the pros team should have been more like a 4 than a 6. And if the slope rating was greater than 113, the spread might have been even greater than 4 strokes. Not sure that it would have made much difference. Regards, JAFO 

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