Handicap Examples

For the examples below, you may want to follow along in the Handicap Parameters form available under the Setup menu by selecting Handicap Calculation Parameters.
Handicap Example 1
You want to use the best 4 of the player’s last 6 scores, and use 90% to determine the handicap. Set the Parameters as follows: Handicap Percent(%) figure ..... 90 Number of scores handicap based on....6 Minimun number of scores needed…1
When a player has 1 score, the only score (no scores are discarded) will be used for a handicap. When a player has 2 scores, the lowest 1 will be used for a handicap. (Highest 1 score discarded) When a player has 3 scores, the lowest 2 will be used for a handicap. (Highest 1 score discarded) When a player has 4 scores, the lowest 2 will be used for a handicap. (Highest 2 scores discarded) When a player has 5 scores, the lowest 3 will be used for a handicap. (Highest 2 scores discarded) When a player has 6 scores, the lowest 4 will be used for a handicap. (Highest 2 scores discarded) John Smith is now in event #8 and has the following scores for events 1 to 7. What is his handicap for event #8? League Manager calculates the handicap as follows:
John has 7 scores available. Only the last 6 scores are selected for consideration. (Events 72). The best 4 of these 6 scores are used to determine the handicap. Assume 35.0 is the rating and 110 the slope for all scores. SCORE Differential 45 (4535.0) x 113/110 = 10.3 46 (4635.0) x 113/110 = 11.3 44 (4435.0) x 113/110 = 9.2 40 (4035.0) x 113/110 = 5.1  35.9
The average differential is determined – 35.9 / 4 = 8.98 The handicap is determined and rounded off 8.98 x .90 (handicap % figure) = 8.08 Handicap for John Smith is 8.08 
Handicap Example 2
Suppose you want to calculate a simple handicap by averaging the last three scores. How would the CUSTOM HANDICAP parameters be set? Handicap Percent(%) figure ..... 90 Number of scores handicap based on....3 Minimun number of scores needed…1

Handicap Example 3
Suppose you want to calculate a handicap by selecting 3 out of the last 5 scores. When you have 5 scores you want to drop the high and low scores and use the rest for handicapping. How would the CUSTOM HANDICAP parameters be set? Handicap Percent(%) figure ..... 90 Number of scores handicap based on....5 Minimun number of scores needed…1
As scores accumulate they would be selected for handicapping as follows: 1 SCORE available  All scores selected 2 SCORES available  All scores selected 3 SCORES available  All scores selected 4 SCORES available  High score dropped, other 3 selected 5 SCORES available  High score dropped, low score dropped, other 3 selected 6 SCORES available  Last 5 considered  High dropped, low dropped, other 3 selected 7 SCORES available  Last 5 considered  High dropped, low dropped, other 3 selected (and so forth...) 
Handicap Example 4
Assume you want to calculate a handicap by selecting the best 3 out of the last 4 scores, but do not want to calculate a handicap until a player has 4 scores to look at. How would the CUSTOM HANDICAP parameters be set? Handicap Percent(%) figure ..... 90 Number of scores handicap based on....4 Minimun number of scores needed…4
As scores accumulate they would be selected for handicapping as follows: 1, 2, 3 SCORES available  No handicap calculated. 4 SCORES available  High score dropped, other 3 selected. A handicap is calculated! 
Note: Handicaps are automatically carried forward to the next event if not enough scores are available to calculate a handicap. This means if you manually enter a handicap for a player in event 1, and he/she does not have enough scores to calculate a handicap, it will be automatically carried forward to each successive event until a calculated handicap can be established. 