NTRP = golf handicap

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  1. SB

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    Is there a rough approximation of NTRP rating to golf handicap? Such as, 5.0 = scratch golfer, 4.5 = 8 handicap, 4.0 = 15 handicap, etc. (I don't know enough about golf to make this accurate --)

    Just wondering if anyone had ever toyed with it.
     
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  2. HeavyBall

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    A scratch golfer (Average Division I college player) would probably be a 6.0 NTRP (Average Division I college player). A 5.0 NTRP is probably a 7 handicap, and a 4.0 is around a 12-15 handicap.
     
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  3. couch

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    HeavyBall,

    Not these days with self-verification. It seems like an average Division I player plays 4.5. It should be, however, how you stated it.
     
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  4. speedofpain88

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    This is an interesting idea ... I agree with HeavyBall.
     
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  5. Cruzer

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    As a former golfer and considering the USTA ratings in my section and the amount of skill at each level I think the following is a reasonable comparison.

    2.5 = 27-36 HCP
    3.0 = 18-27 HCP
    3.5 = 12-18 HCP
    4.0 = 9-12 HCP
    4.5 = 4-9 HCP
    5.0 = 0-4 HCP
    5.5 = -2-0 HCP
    6.0 and above, you do not have a golf handicap and are probably at some level of professional play.
     
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  6. amarone

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    nitpick: 5.5 = +2-0 HCP. All the "worse than scratch" handicaps have an implied but unstated negative sign.
     
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  7. Cypo

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    I think the French rating system builds on this idea. If I remember correctly, Erwin From Paris wrote that the rating go something along the line of: 1 is pro level; 2-30 is someone who could beat a pro with a two game starting advantage and a score advantage of 30 each game - something like that anyway.
     
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