Vermont Golf Association
PO Box 1612 • Station A • Rutland, VT 05701-1612
What scores are acceptable for handicap posting purposes?
Almost all scores are acceptable because of the basic premise of the USGA Handicap System™ which states that every player will try to make the best score at each hole in every round, regardless of where the round is played, and that the player will post every acceptable round for peer review.
Therefore, all of the following are acceptable scores:
Score Not Acceptable for Handicap Posting Purposes:
Please visit Section 5-1 of the USGA Handicap System manual for further reference.
Equitable Stroke Control
*The active season for posting scores shot in Vermont runs from April 15th through the end of October. For posting purposes only, golfers must adjust their scores on holes that are typically higher than what they normally shoot based on the ESC (Equitable Stroke Control) chart. So, for example, a player with a course handicap of 9 or less would post no more than a double bogey on any hole, so if that score of 12 happened on a par 3, this player would post a 5 for that hole. A player with a course handicap between 10 and 19 can post no more than a 7 on any hole, so this player would adjust that 12 down to a 7. For more information on posting scores with ESC, click here.
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