The most common method used in the United States, Canada and Australia. It uses the most recent 20 scores to calculate the current handicap. It requires at least 5 scores, but we provide variations where a less accurate handicap is obtained after just one round.Read More
The official method devised by the European Golf Association and used in the 40 European Federations. The method relies on Stableford Points and Handicap Categories to update the handicap. Read More
The rolling average is widely used in league play. We use the most recent X scores to calculate a handicap, throwing away worst Y and best Z scores. The remaining scores are averaged to calculate the handicap. You can customize X, Y and Z. Read More
The exponential smoothing concept constantly averages out the previous handicap with the new score. The weights are customizable.Read More
Throw the worst score, throw the best score, average the rest. Simple and effective.Read More
Exponential smoothing for the first 3 scores using weights 20%, 40% and 40%. Average out going forward. Custom method developed for Edward Gobran’s Hackers League in Canada.Read More
This method allows calculating a target quota for each round by averaging the quota results in the most recent rounds. The quota results can optionally be limited to not allow a bad quota day to affect the handicap.
Our most customizable handicap method, the Advanced Handicap function allows you to define your own handicapping method by specifying the number of scores that are to be used in each configuration.
A method used in modern handicap computation, it uses the best 8 scores out of the most recent 20. The number of scores used in computing the handicap varies for score amounts lower than 20. For certain score amounts, there are additional adjustments made.
We are continuously looking for more handicap methods to add to our collection. We will happily add your own custom method on request.
Use Handicap Server with your golf league and reduce the handicapping effort
You are managing a golf club and you would like to provide handicaps to your golfers. We automatically calculate handicaps, print handicap cards and even allow golfers to post their own scores. You can choose from a variety of methods for calculating handicaps, while retaining full control over your golfer scores.
You are organizing a golf league with many golfers and many events throughout the season. We calculate golfer handicaps, allowing you to make sure that only verified scores are used in calculating the handicap.
You play by yourself or with your friends. You want a quick way to maintain your golf handicap and keep track of past scores. We keep track of your scores and allow you to analyze your golf trend!
Our handicapping services are used across the world. Handicap Server is the official handicap provider for the Romanian Golf Federation and a number of golf clubs in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Our handicap services are also used as secondary handicaps for competition or league handicaps by golf clubs, individual leagues and private tours on three continents.
All handicap methods supported by Handicap Server come together with a fully descriptive annotation that walks through the mathematical calculations leading to the final golf handicap. This provides the golf pro a straightforward answer to the common question: "Why is my golf handicap 19.2?"
Print beautiful handicap certificates for your golfers in preparation to external competitions. The handicap certificates include a customizable logo, club details and signature and include the golfer's historical scores that lead to today's golf handicap.
A golf handicap is as complete as the scores that it is derived from. Scores can be posted to Handicap Server using multiple methods:
When golfers post scores, it is much easier to select the tee that they played from instead of entering rating and slope information. While we support both methods, clubs often set up their course and tee data in the system once, then forget about it until the next course rerating.
Integrations are key to a complete golfer experience and thus offer a plethora of integration types: