Is a handicap of 5 good?

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Yes, i think that is a good handicap. OK you are not a world class player but you most likely shoot around a few over every round. Keep it up, you clearly have potential.


While not actually true, you can (very) roughly think of your handicap as what you will shoot over par on an an average course on a good day. So a handicap of 7 should break 80 on occasion, which we could call quite good.

As additional context, the average golfer shoots 100, and the average golfer that tracks their handicap online is about a 15, so you would definitely be above average on both counts.

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The average male Golf handicap is 15.2. So yes, 8.5 is very much above average.

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no its not that is really bad u need a double digit answer

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