Science of Golf: Calculating a Golf Handicap Index

If you've ever heard the term "handicap" in golf, you know it's an advantage that players get to even the field. What you may not know is how handicaps are determined. In this segment, explore the reason for the handicaps as well as the mathematics behind determining a player'’'s handicap. Also learn how the averages come into play and how the USGA uses handicaps to encourage players to improve their game.