Who calculates my Handicap Index?

Your Handicap Index is calculated using the formula in The USGA Handicap System. The New Jersey State Golf Association provides Handicapping Service to your club through the Golf Handicap Information Network,...

How is my Handicap Index calculated?

In order to calculate a Handicap Index you must determine the handicap differentials for each score that is recorded. Differentials are computed using your adjusted score, the USGA Course Rating, the USGA...

Do I use my Handicap Index or my Course Handicap to compete against other golfers? Also, is there any difference between my Home Course Handicap and my Course Handicap?

When competing against other golfers a player must convert his handicap index to the Course Handicap. This is normally done using a Course Handicap Table that is available for viewing in the pro shop or locker...

During a four-ball match (teams of two compete against one another), for the sake of speeding up play, there are some holes that I don't finish the hole because my partner is in for a better score. What score should I post for these holes?

When you do not hole out or if you decide to "pick up" on a hole, for handicap purposes you should post the score you "most likely would have made". This score should be the number of strokes already taken...

If a hole is being played under temporary conditions such as a temporary tee box or green, what score shall I post under these conditions?

When a hole has temporary conditions, for handicap purposes, you should post par plus the number of handicap strokes you would receive on that hole.Example: John Smith has a Course Handicap of 10, therefore,...

If I've only played 14 holes in a given round, should I still post my score?

Yes, you only have to play 13 holes to post an 18 hole score (7 holes to post a 9 hole score).The score for holes not played should be par plus handicap strokes.

How do I adjust my hole by hole scores?

Hole by hole scores should be adjusted using Equitable Stroke Control (ESC), which limits the number of strokes you can take on a hole according to your Course Handicap. Please refer the chart below to see...

When should I post my score as a Tournament Score?

Tournament scores should be posted for scores made in Intra-Club and Inter-Club competitions organized and conducted by a committee in charge of the competition. The competition must identify a winner(s) based...