Equitable Stroke Control (ESC)


Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is a method of recording scores used to calculate a  golf handcap.  Its purpose is to avoid recording a very high score on an individual hole which might inflate the handicap calculation.  Equitable stroke control is a sliding scale system, based on the difficulty of the course and current handicap of the golfer.  It is used when a player's actual, ore most likely score exceeds a maximum number. 


There is no limit to the number of individual hole scores on which Equitable Stroke Control reduction may be made.

 

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NINE HOLE EQUITABLE SCORE CHART
Course Handicap Maximum Number
4 or Less Double Bogey
5-9  7
10-14 8
15-19 9
20 and above 10