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Anyone have a unexpected large increase in their index after the new handicap formula went into effect?

At the end of last year, I had a 7.7 index. Now my index is 9.2, which is impossible. The highest it could be is 8.0 due to the 0.96 multiplier being eliminated. My state golf association says it is correct at 9.2.

At the end of the day, my number is my number, but methinks something is amiss.

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With the new computation taking 8 of the last 20 instead of 10, could it be the old 9th and 10th best scores sorted by date were two of your lowest?

Kev, unless there are new scores posted, no "old" scores were dropped. The scores that WERE dropped are the 9th and 10th scores sorted by score (differential, actually). Now if he did post scores be

Yeah, that doesn't sound right if you haven't added any scores.

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It doesn't matter. On Dec. 31 my index was 7.7, on Jan. 1 it was 9.2. Haven't played since October, and probably won't until April. It's not possible that the index increases 1.5 strokes.

I have looked at a few things but I actually think they calculated the 7.7 incorrectly. I am going to look further but something is amiss.

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The use of the best 8, instead of best 10, will tend to make the HI go down, elimination of the 0.96 factor (in USGA areas) will tend to make the HI go up. The elimination of the 0.96 factor will have a greater impact on higher handicaps than on low ones. From what I've heard, more people had their HI go down slightly than have had it go up. The OP figured out that his issue was that some scores didn't get posted. I hope he's been able to have that stuff corrected.

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Totally possible if the OP used to have an “R” rating on his cap. Once they removed the “R” it would have to go up.

If he posted his differentials it’d be easy to figure out the index.

I guess I don’t understand the “left out a bunch of 9-hole Rounds” thing. At most you would have ONE 9-hole round. Once another 9-hole round was posted, it would have combined to a “C” 18-hole round. No more 9-holers waiting to be computed.

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You WILL let us know when you find out why a number of 9 hole scores were left out of the conversions, yes ?

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