Golf Handicap Network

Internet Based Golf Handicap Software

Handicomp Golf Handicap System

A Recreational Golf Handicap System for Golfers, Golf Clubs & Communities

What is the HGHS and how does it work?

The Handicomp Golf Handicap System is designed to serve golf clubs and golfers of every type.  It takes a golfer's scores and calculates a Base Handicap (a number to one decimal) that is then translated to a Tee Handicap based on the difficulty of the Course Tee being played.  

The HGHS was born from League play and is based on 9-hole scores.  It uses fifteen of the last twenty-five 9-hole scores and relies on yardage, par and score data to determine course tee difficulty.  So, a score of 45 on a difficult set of tees may be considered a better round than a 44 on an easier set of tees.  The HGHS then takes those scores and produces a Base Handicap that is presented as a decimal number (e.g. 14.1).  A Base Handicap can then be translated to a Tee Handicap which is expressed as a whole number (e.g. 15).  A Tee Handicap is the Handicap used within competitions.

Base Handicaps are real-time and recalculated every time a new score is posted.

Click the Learn More button to see the Score Selection Table

To assist Golf Club administrators, Base Handicaps that are calculated using 5 or fewer scores are highlighted on reports

As an assist, the HGHS generates a Base Handicap calculation explanation that a Golfer can view behind their login on the Golf Handicap Network web site