Rules of Handicapping state that “A score for handicap purposes should not be overly influenced by one or two bad hole scores, which are not reflective of a player’s demonstrated ability.” So, for handicap purposes, the number of strokes scored on each hole is adjusted as following:
- the maximum hole score is limited to net double bogey on each played hole
- for adjustment purposes the maximum Course Handicap is limited to 54
- if number of strokes on a hole exceeds net double bogey the score is adjusted to net double bogey
- if a player starts the hole but does not hole out the score is set as net double bogey
If a player submits the score before his Handicap Index is obtained (there is no net double bogey value) the limit of par+5 is used for above adjustment of score on each played hole.
update: April 2020