Strokes calculator

Working out all those strokes was never easy, but with the introduction of the World Handicapping System, it is now more complicated than ever!  Mistakes can easily be made, especially if you apply the rounding-up at the wrong point. So to help you all, I’ve created a strokes calculator for matches played at Chesham and Ley Hill.

Simply select the calculator that applies (for whatever format of golf you’re playing) and enter the handicap index for each player (which can be found in howdidido), and the calculator will show you how many shots will be given or received.

Singles Matchplay

Singles Matchplay is really easy.  If  your nett hole score is better than your opponents, then you win the hole!   Your stroke allowance is 100% of the difference between your playing handicap and your opponents playing handicap.  If you receive strokes then take them on every hole that has a stroke index less than, or equal to, your total number of strokes.

To use the Singles matchplay stroke calculator simply select the appropriate teeing ground and then enter the handicap index for each player.

Fourball Betterball Matchplay

In Fourball Betterball Matchplay you play your own ball and if either yours, or your teammate’s nett hole score is better than either of your opponents, then your team wins the hole!

Your individual stroke allowance is 90% of the difference between your playing handicap and the lowest playing handicap.

To use the Fourball stroke calculator simply select the appropriate teeing ground and then enter the handicap index for each player.

Foursomes matchplay

Foursomes is where a team of two players play just one ball and take alternate shots.  The players decide who will drive off on tee #1 and will alternate shots until the ball is holed.  Regardless of whoever sinks the putt on the first hole, the other player will drive off on hole #2, and so on…

In Foursomes matchplay, Team A will win the hole if they complete the hole in less NETT shots than their opponents.  The number of strokes is calculated by taking the difference between the combined half playing handicaps of each team.

To use the Foursomes matchplay calculator simply select the appropriate teeing ground and then enter the handicap index for each player.

Foursomes Strokeplay

In Foursomes Strokeplay you’re playing alternate shots in a team of two, but you’re usually playing medal or stableford format, rather than playing against your playing partners.  Your team of two players play just one ball, and take alternate shots.  The players decide who will drive off on tee #1 and will alternate shots until the ball is holed.  Regardless of whoever sinks the putt on the first hole, the other player will drive off on hole #2, and so on…

In medal you simply record the GROSS score for each hole and deduct the number of allocated strokes (at the completion of the round).  In stableford your team will receive a stroke at all of the holes with a stroke index less than, or equal to, your total stroke allocation.  A net bogey scores one point, a nett par scores two points, and a nett birdie three points, and so on.

To use the Foursomes strokeplay calculator simply select the appropriate teeing ground and then enter the handicap index for each player.

Mixed foursomes, matchplay & strokeplay

This is where it get’s a little more complicated!  We will be adding calculators for these formats soon!