# Category: News

## Update to the Rules of Handicapping 2024

In January 2024, the update to the Rules of Handicapping 2024 enters into force. Compared to the previous version from 2000, several changes and additional explanations have been introduced. The most important changes for a player are: New formula for calculating Score Differential for handicap purposes from 9-hole rounds. The new Score Differential will be

## Kalinowe Pola with 27 holes

Kalinowe Pola golf course will soon make the third nine holes available for play. Unlike the old nines, it is a typical links course (without trees, but with extreme rough). As a result, the first 27-hole course in Poland is available, and golfers can play three different 18-hole rounds there. Due to the changes, new

## New golf glossary

The new form of the unified golf glossary is now available in the Glossary tab. Currently, the glossary contains over 300 entries and will be further expanded. Many descriptions are complemented by illustrations. The dictionary is also equipped with the functionality of tooltips boxes, displayed when hovering over the dictionary entries used in any text

## How much beer you can drink on a course

Seeing “very amused” players in the movies made me wonder how much beer you can drink on the golf course and then drive home. Regardless of the individual approach to drinking alcohol, and especially on the course, the answer depends on a number of factors. So I prepared a calculator that estimates the blood alcohol

## Golf score calculation

The universal Scorecard allows the golf score calculation for any course. It allows you to enter the data of a specific golf course. Based on the number of strokes made on individual holes, it calculates: Stroke Play score – gross and net Stableford net points – Standard and Modified Stableford Par Competition score – gross

## CR SR update for Polish golf courses

In 2021 many Polish courses were rerated. Therefore the values of their Course Rating and Slope Rating (CR SR) were updated. In some cases the changes are minor. However, sometimes they significantly affect the Playing Handicap (number of handicap strokes) and the scores (Score Differentials) taken for the Handicap purposes.   See the current ratings

## Updated Handicap Index calculator

Until recently, our calculators for calculating the WHS Handicap Index and Initial Handicap did not accept values of the entered Score Differentials less than 1.0. The reason was the limitations of the conversion tools used.   Now, after some changes, the calculators take the full range of entered values. The only limitation is the reasonable

## New golf club length limit in 2022

The Equipment Rules allow clubs to be played no more than 48 inches (121.9 cm) long. This restriction does not apply to putters. From the January 2022, the USGA and the R&A introduced a new Model Local Rule G-10.  This rule allows (but NOT OBLIGES) the Committee to limit the maximum length of a club

## Visitors in 2021

Hello, I am pleased to inform that in 2021 the golf.okrasa.eu website was visited by over 100,000 golfers from 166 countries. Thank you very much to all visitors. I will continue to try to keep the information presented interesting and useful. In 2022, I wish you good health and lots of golf time.

## Unit conversion

Sometimes golf calculations require measure unit conversion. This is due to the habits of users and the tradition that dominates in individual countries and regions of the world. Converting always requires knowledge of formulas and conversion factors. The calculators available on Unit Converters subpage convert various units of measurement: metric imperial others Some converters are

## Golf club length – Compare the four fitting methods

The correct length of the golf club is essential for playing comfort and hitting the ball effectively. Naturally, the most effective method of determining the length is a dynamic fitting by a specialist. However, for most amateurs, computational matching is sufficient. The Length Fitting subpage provides the description and calculator for four different methods of

## Playing Handicap in Match Play

The calculation of Playing Handicap in Match Play is distinct from the handicap in Stroke Play. A short description of these rules and a simple calculator should clear up most of the doubts. Details are available here: Handicapping / World Handicap System / Handicap in Match Play.