nine holes of golf is not only a fun way to stay connected to the game we all
love, but it is also easy for you to post a score for handicap purposes from
course that has an 18-hole Course Rating and Slope Rating also has nine-hole
Ratings. These can be found in the USGA’s Course Rating and Slope Database.
active GHIN account, you have a Handicap Index, which is designed to convert to
a Course Handicap for 18-hole play. However, your Course Handicap can be
determined for a nine-hole round, too. Start by cutting your Handicap Index in
half (round to the nearest tenth). Next, you can simply use the USGA’s
Course Handicap calculator or the Course Handicap Tables posted at
the golf course to determine your Course Handicap for the specific nine holes
you are about to play.
instances, you will be prompted to enter your halved Handicap Index, as well as
the nine-hole Course Rating, Slope Rating, and par so that the program can run
the calculation for you.
have the GHIN Mobile App with your Handicap Index information, the process is
likely even easier. Just select the course and tees to be played to get your
nine-hole Course Handicap.
If you want
to learn more about the full calculation, that can be found in Rule 6.1b of
the Rules of Handicapping (but we recommend letting technology take
care of the math).
So, if you
are crunched for time or prefer nine-hole rounds, keep in mind that your scores
can be posted after playing as few as seven holes. If you must leave the course
after seven or eight holes, then net par is used on the holes not played. Net
par is par adjusted for any handicap strokes applied on the hole, determined by
your nine-hole Course Handicap and the stroke index (or handicap row) on the
point is that re-allocating the stroke index values to Holes 1-9 may help with
applying net par and net double bogey procedures, as well as for determining
strokes received or given depending on the format of play.
information about posting scores, please see Rule 4 of the Rules of
Handicapping. To learn more about the Rules of Golf, click here.