The initial EGA handicap is attained to beginners, who never had EGA handicap before. The initial handicap is calculated on the basis of the best Stableford score returned.
To attain an EGA handicap, a player must submit at least one Stableford score over 18 holes or 9 holes. The number of handicap strokes the player receives during these rounds is the playing handicap of a player with maximum EGA Handicap (54) for a specific set of tees at the course being played.
The maximum EGA handicap is 54 for both men and women and it may convert into a playing handicap and handicap allowance exceeding this number.
update: July 2016