Handicap Index (HI)

The Handicap Index is an indication of the potential of the golfer. It will be 96% of the average of the best 10 differentials from the last 20 rounds. (As stipulated in the Handicap Manual).

Course Handicap (CH)

Course Handicap is the calculated handicap the golfer will use on the day, based on the tee they select on a specific course, including adjustment to Par.

Course Handicap Conversion Tables (CHCT)

These are tables displayed at the club to give the Course Handicap for a specific Handicap Index for each of the Tees on the course.

Course Rating (CR)

Course Rating is the evaluation of the playing difficulty of a course for scratch golfers under normal course and weather conditions. It is expressed as the number of strokes taken, to one decimal place (eg. 72.5), and is based on distance and various obstacles to the extent that they affect the scoring difficulty of the scratch golfer.

Slope Rating (SR)

Slope Rating is the measure of the relative difficulty of a set of tees for a higher handicapped golfer when compared to a Scratch golfer. The Slope Rating is expressed as a numerical value where the lowest number is 55 and the highest is 155.


Handicap Differential = (Adjusted Gross Score – CR)  x 113/SR

Afrikaans terms

Handicap Index = Voorgee Indeks (VI)
Course Handicap = Baanvoorgee (BV).
Course Rating = Baangradering (BG)
Slope Rating = Moeilikheidsgradering (MG)
Scratch golfer = Syfer Gholfer
Bogey golfer = Voorgee Gholfer
Red course, etc = Rooibaan, ens