Equitable Stroke Control

Equitable Stroke Control

When posting a score on GHIN or GN21, you first may need to adjust that score for Equitable Stroke Control.

Following is a chart showing how many strokes you can take per hole, depending on your handicap for the course.

Maximum No. of Strokes to Post Per Hole

 Course Handicap Strokes

9 or less

Double bogey

10 thru 19


20 thru 29


30 thru 39


40 and above


To determine what your handicap would be for a particular course before posting, use this formula:

Handicap Index multiplied by Slope Rating of tees played, divided by Standard Slope Rating (113) = Course Handicap
(rounded to nearest whole number; .4 rounds down and .5 rounds up)

Example: 10.4 Handicap Index X 125 Slope Rating /113 Standard Slope Rating = 11.5 = 12 Course Handicap

Once you have figured your course handicap, you will know the maximum number of strokes you may take. You must lower your score as necessary to this number on any hole, including par 3s.