Equitable Stroke Control (ESC)
Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is a method of recording scores used to calculate a golf handcap. Its purpose is to avoid recording a very high score on an individual hole which might inflate the handicap calculation. Equitable stroke control is a sliding scale system, based on the difficulty of the course and current handicap of the golfer. It is used when a player’s actual, ore most likely score exceeds a maximum number.
There is no limit to the number of individual hole scores on which Equitable Stroke Control reduction may be made.
NINE HOLE EQUITABLE SCORE CHART
|Course Handicap||Maximum Number|
|4 or Less||Double Bogey|
|20 and above||10|