How is the 18Birdies Handicap different from the World Handicap & USGA Handicap?
The 18Birdies Handicap uses similar inputs to a USGA® handicap in that both rely upon use of the Course Rating™ and Slope Rating® for a given golf course. The handicaps differ as follows:
|Will calculate a handicap for as few as 1 - 5 rounds of golf played.
|Will only calculate a handicap when at least 5 rounds have been played.
|No maximum handicap.
|Maximum handicap of 54
|No adjustment to your handicap for unusually bad scores on a hole or bad weather.
|Accounts for unusually bad holes or bad weather with Equitable Stroke Control™
|No multiplication adjustment for your handicap.
|Multiplies your score by 0.96 to determine your handicap.
|Will use a score from 9 holes to calculate your handicap (scored multiplied by 2)
|Combines 9 holes from different courses or different rounds to get one 18-hole score.