Handicapping the Unhandicapped
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Handicapping players with no established handicap


Many times golfers participate in tournaments, but do not have an established handicap. In that case a handicap can be calculated from the posted tournament score after play is completed. There are three methods of calculating a handicap based on a golfer's posted tournament score.


Scheid System


The Scheid System is the United States Golf Association's "Callaway" style handicap system. It is a "worst holes" system for un-handicapped events, much like the Callaway System. However, unlike the Callaway system, which almost always assures the golfer with the low gross score wins the low net competition, the Scheid system is designed to give all players an equal chance to win. The system uses the following table to calculate handicaps:

Scheid System


Score

Deduct

-

-

72

73

-

-

-

no holes and adjustment

-

74

75

76




1/2 worst hole and adjustment

-

77

78

79




1 worst hole and adjustment

-

80

81

82

83



1-1/2 worst hole and adjustment

-

84

85

86

87



2 worst hole and adjustment

-

88

89

90

91



2-1/2 worst hole and adjustment

-

92

93

94

95



3 worst hole and adjustment

-

96

97

98

99



3-1/2 worst hole and adjustment

100

101

102

103

104



4 worst hole and adjustment

105

106

107

108

109



4-1/2 worst hole and adjustment

110

111

112

113

114



5 worst hole and adjustment

115

116

117

118

119

120


5-1/2 worst hole and adjustment

121

122

123

124

125

126


6 worst hole and adjustment

127

128

129

130

131

132


6-1/2 worst hole and adjustment

133

134

135

136

137

138


7 worst hole and adjustment

139

140

141

142

143

144


7-1/2 worst hole and adjustment

145

146

147

148

149

150

151

8 worst hole and adjustment

Adjustment to Deduction

-3

-2

-1

0

1

2

3






Peoria System


Another alternative is to use a hole score selection system, often called the "Peoria System". With this system, the tournament committee secretly selects a par-3 hole, a par-5 hole and four par-4 holes from an 18-hole course. The par-4s should be representative in difficulty with two chosen from the front nine and two from the back nine. TM calculates the handicap by adding the player's strokes over par on the six selected holes and multiplying that number by 2.8. This will become the golfer's handicap...to be deducted from his gross score. Furthermore, no more than a maximum of three over par on the par-3 and par-4s, and four over par on the par-5 is allowed.




System 36


This system allows you to calculate handicaps based on the number of points a golfer has won.  The standard formula is..


Handicap = 36 - points won


How points are awarded is setup on Tournament Parameters.



How to calculate a play-day handicap


  1. Hover over or tap the logo in the upper left of your screen. Click/tap on the 5. Scores link in the Active Tournament section.



  2. Click/tap the 3-Bar Menu in the upper right corner of Tournament Manager window.



  3. Click/tap to select "Handicap players automatically."



  4. Select which flight(s) of players to handicap by click/tapping on drop down menu. Players by default are placed in Flight A. You can use "All flights" to handicap every player. If you use flights in your tournament, then you have to assign a unique flight letter to those players that do not have an established handicap.



  5. Choose one of the three available handicapping methods.

  6. If you select to use the Scheid System (USGA's modified Callaway), click/tap the button labeled "Calculate scheid handicaps".



  7. If you select to use the Modified Peoria System, fill in the six Hole #'s and then click/tap the button labeled "Calculate peoria handicaps".



  8. If you select to use the System 36 method, make sure that you have previously specified the Point Parameters in Tournament Parameters. If you have not, close the handicapping window and set your Point Parameters. Now click/tap on button labeled "Calculate system 36 handicaps".



  9. Confirm that you want to calculate handicaps for the selected flight using one of the three methods which you chose by click/tapping on the Ok button.



  10. You will now be back at the score posting page with your list of tournament participants.