Golf Pad is not an official registered golf club for handicapping purposes, so it DOES NOT provide an official handicap. However, the app includes a calculator that can compute handicap estimate based on your playing history. Golf Pad supports World Handicap System (WHS), including regional variations. Older systems like USGA, EGA, CONGU, SAGA and Golf Australia are supported too, but will removed soon as they aren't used anymore.
In order to use the calculator:
- start Golf Pad
- go to Preferences
- click on "User Profile" tab
- scroll down and find "Handicap"
- select Gender
- change the handicap source from "Enter manually" to "Compute from playing history"
How many rounds does Golf Pad need to be able to calculate a handicap?
For EGA: just one round is needed
For WHS, CONGU and Golf Australia: 3 rounds are needed
For SAGA: 5 rounds are needed
For rounds to be used in handicap calculation, the tee must be selected and the rounds need to be completed and saved to your playing history. You can tap the DETAILS button (Android) or the arrow (iPhone) next to computed handicap to see what rounds were included in handicap calculation.