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Author: JAFO31 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 8948  
Subject: Re: Handicap question Date: 1/29/2013 1:03 AM
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With more time (but not vouching for any of these):

http://www.leaderboard.com/scramcap.htm

http://www.popeofslope.com/scramble/handicapping.html

http://www.popeofslope.com/scramble/index.html - 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.

1(20%) + 14(15%) + 15(10%) + 16(5%) = .2 + 2.1 + 1.5 + .8 = 4.6 = 5

2(20%) + 10(15%) + 10(10%) + 26(5%) = .4 + 1.5 + 1.0 + 1.3 = 4.2 = 4

http://www.livestrong.com/article/182164-how-to-figure-handi...

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: http://www.ehow.com/how_5779661_figure-handicap-scramble-gol... for same "method"

And a long paper at:

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2156552

though you need to contact the authors for the Excel spreadsheet to calculate the team handicaps (and apparently is better than USGA emthod above (20, 15, 10 and 5 percent)

Regards, JAFO
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