Thank you for taking a few minutes to check out our all new website! We are thrilled that it has everything we wanted and so much more! One of the changes is how information will be posted. Our new Blog is where youâ€™ll find up-to-the-minute information, commentary, results, course happenings and editorials.
One thing we havenâ€™t transferred over is our handicapping shortcut. You can still post your handicaps online like youâ€™ve done for the past several years, but youâ€™ll have to go directly to The eHandicap Website and post as you normally would.
Also, for those of you who post on your own, donâ€™t forget to post both your gross and adjusted score. Here is a reminder of just what ESC (Equitable Stroke Control) is:
- ESC is used to convert your Gross Score into Adjusted Gross Score by limiting the maximum number of strokes per hole you may take based on your current handicap.
- The USGA put the system in place so that a â€œdisastrousâ€ hole (you remember the time you lost a ball in the creek on #14, then chunked the next two into the lake then four putted the back left corner pinâ€¦.yepâ€¦thatâ€™s what weâ€™re talking about).
- ESC will prevent that disaster from artificially inflating your handicap. Remember, your handicap is an indication of what your â€œpotential best scoreâ€ should be beâ€¦not your average score.
With the above in mind, here is how it works:
If your handicap for 18 holes is:
- 9 or less â€“ maximum strokes over par per hole is 2
- 10 through 19 â€“ maximum strokes per hole is 7
- 20 through 29 â€“ 8 30 through 39 â€“ 9 40 & up â€“ 10
Stop by the pro shop for a handy wallet-sized card printed with the ESC chart. Please donâ€™t hesitate to email Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you have not yet established your handicap.