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Ready for the Rules: WHS - The New Handicap Index

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hey everybody this is Aaron greca here

again and welcome to episode 2 of ready

for the world the world handicap edition

in today's episode we're going to talk

about three big things that will affect

your handicap index the first will be

the minimum number of scores needed

second will be what is a differential

exactly and the third will be what is

the new handicap index we will be

learning for 2020 one of the goals with

the new world handicap system is to be

more inclusive to golfers that being

said that changes the way or the minimum

number of scores needed to obtain an

initial handicap index in the past it

took either 5 18-hole scores or 10

nine-hole scores moving forward it will

only take three 18-hole scores to obtain

an initial handicap index

number two what is a differential

exactly so in layman term in layman's

terms you can think of a differential as

putting a numerical value of how you

played that day it's essentially the

comparison of the score that you shot

and the course rating of the tea's that

you played it and after so many of those

differentials are created that's how we

get our handicap index so we have all

these differentials so now what that

leads me to a point number three the new

handicap index calculation in today's

world we averaged the 10 best

differentials out of our previous 20

scores we take that number and we

multiply it by point nine six for

excellence and we get our current

handicap index today in the new world we

are going to take an average our best

eight differentials out of our previous

tweet scores to get our world handicap

system index so to summarize we will

only need three 18-hole scores to get

our initial handicap index and we are

only going to use our 8 best

differentials out of our previous twenty

scores for our handicap index thank you

guys for attending today's edition of

but ready for the world's world handicap

edition and we'll see you next time

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