How Percentage Of Handicap Works

How Percentage Of Handicap (Handicap Allowance) Works

Before You Begin

Make sure to have an adequate understanding of the Gallus Tournament Software's capabilities by reading our Tournament Software Basics article.

What's The Point?

The goal of our percent of handicap feature is to provide an automated way to cut the course handicaps of all participants in a field equally by a fixed percentage. For instance, a tournament organizer may seek to limit the higher handicaps from having an unfair advantage by applying an 80% of handicap calculation to their entire field. This means a 10 course handicap becomes an 8, a 12 course handicap becomes a 10 (rounded up from 9.6), etc.

Managing Percent Of Handicap

Creating A New Event

For more information on setting up an event in the Gallus Tournament Software, please view our Creating A New Event In The Gallus Tournament Software article.
  1. Log into your Gallus Admin Dashboard.
  2. On the Quick Start page, click Events.

  3. On the ensuing page, click Create.

  4. On the Create page, select a Net scoring format.

  5. A box for Handicap Allowance appears. Input the calculation you'd like to apply.

      1. For Team & Individual scoring formats, there will be two boxes here- one for team handicaps and the other for individual course handicaps.
  6. Input the rest of the info on the page and click Save to finalize your changes.
  7. DONE! The calculation will apply for any players/teams added to your event either manually (including our GHIN integration), through online registration, or the spreadsheet upload method.

Editing An Existing Event

  1. Log into your Gallus Admin Dashboard.
  2. On the Quick Start page, click Events.

  3. On the ensuing page, select the event you'd like to edit.

  4. Click the Edit pencil.

  5. On the ensuing page, update the Handicap Allowance(s) and click Update.



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