Equitable Stroke Control
last updated:  09/06/10  |  Total Club Page Views:928,492
Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is the downward adjustment of individual hole scores for handicap purposes in order to make handicaps more representative of a player’s potential ability. ESC sets a maximum number that a player can post on any hole depending on the player’s Course Handicap. ESC is used only when a player’s actual or most likely score exceeds the player’s maximum number based on the table below.

Course Handicap Maximum Number On Any Hole
9 or less Double Bogey
10 through 19 7
20 through 29 8
30 through 39 9
40 or more 10

Equitable Stroke control can also improve your pace of play in casual rounds, when holing out is not mandatory.  If you have exceeded the maximum alotted score for a hole, picking up can greatly reduce the time it takes to play a round.

All GP members are required to properly adjust their scores prior to posting on the GHIN system.

If you have any further questions on ESC and if you've been posting improperly feel free to contact one of the clubs officers to help you out.