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Handicap and ethical score reporting

When Golf pad calculates my handicap does it use the Ethical Score reporting used by the USGA? Example: When you score a 12 on a hole you can only report an 8, depending on your handicap.

I maybe wrong, but I think you mean 'equitable stroke control' whereby unusually high individual hole scores are reduced in calculation of a player's handicap to be more indicative of that player's ability. I believe the system calculates your handicap with that consideration. Of course, your handicap isn't 'official' unless you post your scores with a USGA affiliated club, or are a member otherwise. There are some differences with the various bodies in terms of minimum rounds needed to obtain a handicap. Then it's just a matter of the averages of the indexes of those best rounds, and then x .96.

Thanks for information.
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