The Fairgame Handicap is a number used to measure one’s ability to play golf and roughly represents how many strokes one can score in relation to par.Handicaps normally range from 0 to 25. The lower the number, the better golfer you are. If you’re really good at golf (like Adam Scott for example) you’d have a handicap less than than zero, which is a plus handicap (i.e. +4). If you’re a plus handicap you might want to stop reading this page and go try out for the Open or something.
Each Fairgame Handicap is calculated a handicap after every round. There’s no need to wait until you play a months worth of golf - we start calculating after your very first round. The more golf you play the more precise your handicap will become. We recommend logging at least 5 rounds.
We will calculate a handicap for as few as 1 round. Your handicap will become more precise after 5 rounds.
The Fairgame Handicap maxes out at 36, with no minimum. Going low is totally up to you.
We get it, playing 18 holes can be a lot… but you still may want to log it towards your Fairgame Handicap. Every 9 hole round that you play will be multiplied by 2.
Not at all. If you’d prefer rounds not to be recorded you can hit “delete” round after playing.
Your Fairgame Handicap is the most accurate when you enter recent rounds of golf. We recommended not adding that one time you shot a 68 5 years ago but are think it’s fine to log recent rounds from the current playing season. Note: Our app does not allow you to backdate rounds so any new rounds added will reflect the date of logging.
You bet. Go low out there.
Fairgame Handicaps are currently not accepted for tournaments and events - if you’re playing in any events run by other governing organizations, we recommend following their guidelines to ensure you can enter (and hopefully win).