Equitable Stroke Control (ESC)

Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is the downward adjustment of an individual hole score 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 following table.

Example: A player with a Course Handicap of 9 has a maximum number of par plus two strokes (double bogey) for any hole. A player with a Course Handicap of 25 has a maximum number of 8 for any hole regardless of par. A player with a Course handicap of 40 has a maximum number of 10 for any hole.

Course Handicap  Maximum Number on a Hole*
    9 or less  Double Bogey
 10 through 19      7
 20 through 29      8
 30 through 39      9
 40 and above    10
 *Used to determine your adjusted score for posting.