# How do you get the handicap of a system '36 in golf?

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###### 2007-07-23 16:06:08

System 36 is a method of creating handicaps on the same day of

an 18-hole tournament. Most frequently used in friendly tournaments

where many of the players don't have official handicaps. The method

used is as follows. At the end of play, a tally is made of each

players round, counting up the number of holes scoring par or

better, the number scoring a bogey and the number scoring double

bogey or more. Then each par or better receives 2 points, each

bogey receives 1 point and each double bogey or worse receives 0

points. The points are added up and subtracted from 36. This is the

handicap for the player. For example, if you par every hole, you

will receive a point total of 2 x 18 = 36. Subtracting from 36

gives you a handicap of 0. Another example. A golfer completed the

following round:

Hole 1 - par

Hole 2 - bogey

Hole 3 - birdie

Hole 4 - triple bogey

Hole 5 - bogey

Hole 6 - bogey

Hole 7 - double bogey

Hole 8 - bogey

Hole 9 - par

Hole 10 - double bogey

Hole 11 - double bogey

Hole 12 - par

Hole 13 - bogey

Hole 14 - double bogey

Hole 15 - triple bogey

Hole 16 - par

Hole 17 - bogey

Hole 18 - par Total at end of round:

par or better = 6 x 2 = 12

bogeys = 6 x 1 = 6

double bogeys or worse = 6 x 0 = 0 Total points = 18 Handicap = 36

- 18 = 18 Gross = 91

Net = 73