Golf

# What does slope and rating mean in golf?

While course ratings are a measure of the difficulty of a course, slope ratings are a measure of how much more difficult a course is for a high handicap golfer versus a lower one. For example, if you have two courses that each have a course rating of 72, they should be the same difficulty for a scratch golfer.

Likewise, how does golf slope rating work? Slope rating takes into account the USGA par rating of the course as well as the expected score of a higher handicap golfer. The difference between the two multiplied by 5.381 is the calculation used to determine the mens slope rating for a golf course.

Furthermore, is a high slope rating harder? The higher the slope number, the harder the course is for the bogey golfer relative to the difficulty of the course for the scratch golfer. Slope numbers can range anywhere between 55 and 155 with the average slope in the United States being 120.

Additionally, what rating and slope should I play? If you are playing a course with a slope in the 130’s, you might want to aim for something under 95 as opposed to 90. On the other hand, a course with a slope in the low 100’s may allow you to aim for an 85 – or even lower.

Beside the above, what does a slope rating of 130 mean? From Tom’s tees, a slope of 130 gives him a 12 Course Handicap. Mary gets one stroke PLUS the difference between the course ratings, or 73.2 – 71.1 = 2.1. Rounded to the nearest whole number (. 5 or more is rounded up).A course with a Slope Rating of 135 is not necessarily more difficult than a course with a Slope Rating of 113. You can’t compare a golf course’s difficulty from the Slope Rating alone.

## How does slope rating affect handicap?

So what is Slope? Slope merely tells you how “proportionately” more difficult that particular set of tees plays for the higher handicapped golfers as opposed to lower handicapped golfers. The more difficult the tees play proportionately for the higher handicappers, the greater the Slope rating that will be issued.

## How do you use slope rating?

Multiply the difference between course rating and bogey rating according to gender. For male golfers, multiply the difference by 5.381; for women, multiply it by 4.24 and round to the nearest whole number. This is the slope rating.

## What tee box should I play from handicap?

As we have already mentioned, this will differ from person to person, but the general rule is: The back tees: low-handicap men. The middle tees: middle- to high-handicap men, low-handicap women, or low-handicap senior men. The front tees: middle- to high-handicap women and seniors, or beginners.

## Which tee box should I play from?

A general rule of thumb to determine which tee box is right for you is if you hit your driver under 200 yards, play from the closest tee. If you hit from 200-225 the next farthest tee, and so on. When you are hitting 275+ accurately you should be playing the farthest tees back.

## What tee height should I use?

So what’s the right height? From a poll of GOLF’s Top 100 Teachers, the ideal tee height is about 1.5 inches for driver. A good checkpoint is that half the ball “peeks” above the crown after you sole the club at address. For a 3-wood, peg it about half an inch and just a quarter inch with an iron.

## What is a slope rating of 113?

Slope Ratings range from 55 to 155, with the average being 113. When you play a course with a Slope Rating higher than 113, your Course Handicap will be higher than your USGA Handicap Index. When you play a course with a Slope Rating lower than 113, your Course Handicap will be lower than your Handicap Index.

## What is my handicap if I score 110?

If you shoot 110, your handicap is probably going to be about 35. At some point, if your handicap gets high enough, the GHIN handicap system may max out your handicap. This is to keep the game fair for those that are trying to compete.

## What is the average golf score for seniors?

The average score for someone over the age of 60 is 92 on a par 72 golf course. These people have a lot of time to play golf but they’re getting older and their body doesn’t work quite as well as it used to. Obviously, you’ll have some golfers shoot much better and some that shoot much worse.

## What is the slope rating of St Andrews?

A golf course of standard playing difficulty has a Slope Rating of 113.