Just like GHIN, the TGF Handicap is your best 8 of the last 20 differentials, except with 9-hole differentials rather than 18-hole differentials.
Example: If you shoot 35 and then 45 over the course of 18 holes, or 2-9 hole events
This specifically protects the field in a predominantly 9-hole league.
We used to see net 28s and net 29s. Those scores are unfair to a low handicapper, especially a + handicapper to contend with that and many will not join a league that uses handicaps because of that. Because GHIN Handicaps only calculate 18-hole differentials, it would wait for another 9 to be paired with that, so the player’s handicap would not adjust until after the following event, which left the field vulnerable.
We needed more volatility for handicaps to move up and down based on recent play.
What we have seen since incorporating in 2022: