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What percentage of golfers have a 5 handicap or better?

Updated: 10/26/2022

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You have been told that professional golfers sometimes play off a plus handicap is this true?

Professional golfers don`t use handicaps as such because they do not give each other strokes. However, you can have a plus handicap and I`m sure tour pros would be +2 to +5 or so

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What is the better win percentage 12-4-2 or 13-5?

What is the better winning percentage? 13-5 or 12-4-2

Is -1 a good golf handicap for an amateur?

Yes that is good. The lower the score the better. I cant even get below a positive 5!

What are the odds of a 18 handicap shooting 5 under par?

If you are talking gross score it is statistically impossible. Depending on course rating and slope a 18 handicap golfer probably averages around a 95. Keep in mind that the modern handicap system is based on your potential to score, not way you average score is. A golfer should only shoot his handicap one out of five rounds. According to Dean Knuth who created the course rating system someone who is a 18 handicap should only shoot 10 strokes better than their handicap 1 out of 37000 rounds. Each shot better goes up exponentially. For example nine strokes better is 1 in 3577 rounds. To shoot 23 strokes better would be greater than 1 in a billion rounds.

What holes do you have shots on with handicap of 23?

A shot a hole on holes 1-18 on the stroke index or handicap holes, and then a further shot on 1-5 on the stroke index or handicap holes.

If one NFL team has a record of 5-5-0 and another team has a record of 5-4-1 which team has a better record?

The 5-4-1 team has the better record. When figuring winning percentage, a tie is considered a half win and half loss. So, where the winning percentage of a team 5-5 is .500, the winning percentage of a team 5-4-1 is .550.

How many scores does it take to get a handicap index?

The USGA uses the lowest 10 out of your last 20 rounds to find your handicap.

What was Tiger Woods' handicap?

"Handicap" refers to a numerical representation of a golfer's playing ability. Handicaps are meant to represent a golfer's potential rather than simply be an average of a golfer's scores. While professional golfers do not normally maintain handicaps, their handicap can easily be calculated by entering their tournament scores into a handicap calculator. Here is a link to a guy that once calculated Tigers handicap. http://golfwashington.com/index.php/Editorials/Tiger-s-Handicap.html According to his calculations, Tigers handicap during that stretch was an astonishing +13.5. Most tour players average around +5 or +6. I do recall back in the early 1990s where a golf magazine calculated Greg Norman's handicap at around +9. Suffice it to say, tour pros are 5 to 13 strokes better than a scratch golfer. What I find most remarkable is that these scores are obtained under tournament conditions, with fast greens and high rough, in front of millions of people, playing for millions of dollars! As of June 11, 2013: Tiger's Hanicap is +6.3 according to Score18.com: http://www.score18.com/index2.php?p=tiger

Is 4 a good golf handicap for an amateur?

Yes, you definitely have the ability, you just need to take your game to the next level by playing and practicing loads and loads. You should consider things such as running and weight lifting etc to get you in good shape. Most golfers turn pro when they achieve a handicap of around +3 - +5.