NTRP vs. Golf Handicap

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  1. Michael Weiner

    Michael Weiner New User

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    How does the tennis rating system compare with the golf handicap system?

    For example, I assume a 6.0 to 7.0 tennis player would be equivalent to a scratch golfer.

    If that's the case, what would the handicap equivalent be for a 4.5 tennis player? Perhaps 15 or 20?

    Just curious.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. OrangeOne

    OrangeOne Legend

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    Should be possible to work out if someone can pull the data on both - should just be a matter of matching up the percentages. Interesting concept, by the way :)
     
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  3. oldguysrule

    oldguysrule Semi-Pro

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    6.0 to 7.0 = scratch or better
    5.0 = Handicap index of 4 or better
    4.5 = HI of 8 or better
    4.0 = HI of 12 or better
    3.5 = 18 or better
    3.0 = 26 or better
    2.5 = all others

    I am a 4.0 with a handicap of about 11. The above comparison is based on the fact that the majority of recreational golfers play bogey golf, give or take 5 strokes. The majority of tennis players are 3.5 give or take a few fractions of a point.
     
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