Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0
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: - Handicap each team as follows: 20% of the A-player'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

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 113--the rating for a course of average difficulty--and round the answer to the closest whole number.

For four-person 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: 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
Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.