He has a handicap?
A handicap is assiciated with golf
They use the abbreviation "HCP" in golf.
You get a shot on the holes as determined by the stroke index or handicap as set on the score card. So if your handicap is 9, you get one shot on each of the holes ranked 1-9 on the stroke index or handicap index. Using your handicap, you get a shot on the hardest holes 1 being the hardest and 18 being the easiest.
A scratch Golfer is someone who has a handicap of 0.
A golf index is the same thing as a golf handicap - it measures a golfer's ability.