How Handicaps Work | MGA Tour

How Handicaps Work

Your handicap takes a sample of your most recent scores and uses that to gauge how much you suck at golf. The long explanation can be found - HERE -, but we know you're lazy so we'll highlight the important points below.

  • We use the best differential from the five scores you enter when signing up to determine your handicap initially.
  • After that, we start using your tournament differentials.
  • We take the three best differentials from your last eight scores to determine your handicap.
    • This is a smaller sampling size than the standard USGA system, but we're doing that to keep handicaps more up-to-date and because medios don't tend to play as much golf as USGAers.