Jamaica Golf Association

JGA Handicap Instructions

Account: Click the Account icon next to your welcome name to display your personal information. To update, click on the "Edit Icon"
Handicap: Displays your Handicap Revision as well as your Instant Handicap. Your Handicap Revision is updated on the 1st and 15th of every month. Your Instant Handicap includes all new rounds posted after the last revision.
Post Score: Post a new score to your handicap profile.
Hole-by-Hole: The default format is to enter hole-by-hole scores. This will allow us to automatically calculate your correct adjusted score based on the USGA Equitable Stroke Control. The course you played must be in our system to post hole-by-hole.
Post Final Scores Only: Uncheck the "Post Hole-by-Hole" box and you can enter your final Gross and Adjusted Score (See Equitable Stroke Control Below) as well as enter a score as well as posting a score from an outside course.
Course Not in System. If you don't find the course you played in our system, check the box "Course Played Not in System". This will allow you to type in your course, slope, rating and scores. The rating must be between 65 and 80 for an 18 hole posting. The Slope must be between 55 -155.
Editing Scores: You can edit your score entry up to 24 hours after you postintg. If you need to make changes after 24 hours, please contact the @Model.Tour.TourName. To edit, click the "Edit" icon on the far right of the entry on your Handicap Page.
Equitable Stroke Control (ESC): You will only need to calculate your "Adjusted Score" if you don't post hole-by-hole scores. If you post your Total Score only, then you will need to use ESC to figure our your "Adjusted Score".  ESC is an adjustments of individual hole scores (for handicap purposes) in order to make handicaps more representative of a player's potential ability. ESC is applied after the round and is only used when the actual score or the most likely score exceeds a player;s maximum number. ESC sets a limit to the number of strokes a player can take on a hole depending on Course Handicap. Apply ESC to all scores, including tournament scores. Below is the maximum number a player can take:
Course Handicap Maximum Score
9 or less Double Bogey
10-19 7
20-29 8
30-39 9
40 and above 10

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