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Free Golf Handicap Calculator!

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Disclosure: This is a sponsored blog post.

For those of you learning golf and you want to keep a track of your golf handicap, you might want to check out, a free golf handicap service for golfers who want to keep track of their scores and handicap.

As for myself, I’ve actually stopped using my local NCGA handicap membership, because you have to pay $75 every year to use it. While that’s not a lot of money, I also don’t really need the service because I can use a free/cheaper golf handicap calculators such as this one.  NCGA membership does have benefits like discount on NCGA membership courses but I never play them anyways. has pretty much every course you can find in the world through its database as you can see in the above screenshot and also auto-fills the par-rating for what tee you played off.  This is neat feature since it’s less work for me.

Also, you can make your own list of your favorite courses like I did here:

(Yup, my friend’s a member at Olympic Club!  It’s good to have friends there.)

For those of you who don’t know what “par rating” is – Every golf course in the world has a “par rating”, which pretty much says how hard the golf course is so you can make the most accurate comparison between playing a really hard course versus the easy one.  Without this, you couldn’t really compare handicaps among golfers, you could have a 3 handcap on an easy course but that could translate to 10 handicap on a much tougher course without handicap.

Above screenshot shows instantly what your handicap is and your average score.   These numbers were just entered randomly by myself by the way just to check out how quickly it would give me my handicap.

Also, the USGA handicap system is a bit more complicated, I remember waiting days to update my handicap after I shot a really low round.  There’s no need to waiting with

There’s also a cool graphical stats you can see with a bar graph so you can visualize your golf handicap changes by year or even monthly.

If you are just starting out with golf and you don’t track your golf scores, it’s probably a good idea to start doing so as tracking your scores is one key to improving them.

If you can’t track it, you don’t know where you’ve been and where you are going.

Also, features REAL handicap, where you can adjust couple strokes on every couple you play, this is ideal because par ratings aren’t always accurate but this REAL handicap feature allows you to adjust your handicap more accurately.  This can come in handy for beginners.

Overall, I highly recommend as it’s free or only costs $9.99/year for their premium service, and you can get instant feedback on your golf scores.

You can check it out here at



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