The Callaway handicapping method was designed to provide a means of handicapping golfers and non-golfers playing in the same event.
Callaway Handicapping System from Golf Computer Systems is a software product used to score golf events using the Callaway method of handicapping.
A labor intensive and time-consuming task when done manually, the software makes the process fast and accurate, and presents neat and tidy reporting of results. If you ever run Callaway events for corporate days, trade days, societies or outings, this software is an absolute "must-have".
The Callaway handicapping method was designed to provide a means of handicapping golfers and non-golfers playing in the same event, bringing some semblance of equity to their scores so that they can be fairly ranked against each other.
Callaway handicapping requires hole by hole score entry in order to calculate the Callaway "handicap". The handicap is deducted from the player's adjusted gross score (adjusted so that no hole is scored at more than twice its Par) to arrive at a Net score, and it is this Net score that is used to rank the field for order of merit.
The Callaway handicap is calculated from the Gross score returned across 18 holes. A table of adjustments is applied based on the Gross score, and a number of the player's worst hole scores returned across the first 16 holes ( or the 16 "unhidden" holes if you have modified the default setup of the system) are summed and an adjustment value added or subtracted to arrive at the player's handicap.
The system offers an adjustment based upon the variance of the Par of the course being played from 72. Where Par is less than 72, a stroke is deducted from the Gross score returned by the player per stroke that Par is less than 72. If Par is 70 then 2 strokes (72 - 70) are deducted from the actual Gross score returned by the player to then determine the score to look up in the Callaway table of adjustments. Where Par exceeds 72, a stroke is added to the Gross score returned by the player, per stoke that Par exceeds 72.
The Callaway adjustment table is as follows:
|68||69||70||71||72||Scratch - no adjustment|
|73||74||75||--||--||½ worst hole and adjustment|
|76||77||78||79||80||1 worst hole and adjustment|
|81||82||83||84||85||1 ½ worst holes and adjustment|
|86||87||88||89||90||2 worst holes and adjustment|
|91||92||93||94||95||2 ½ worst holes and adjustment|
|96||97||98||99||100||3 worst holes and adjustment|
|101||102||103||104||105||3 ½ worst holes and adjustment|
|106||107||108||109||110||4 worst holes and adjustment|
|111||112||113||114||115||4 ½ worst holes and adjustment|
|116||117||118||119||120||5 worst holes and adjustment|
|121||122||123||124||125||5 ½ worst holes and adjustment|
|126||127||128||129||130||6 worst holes and adjustment|
|-2||-1||0||+1||+2||Add or Deduct from handicap|
If you would like to download a free demonstration copy of Callaway Handicapping you can do so by clicking on either of the above links. The .ZIP file will need to be extracted before the setup of Callaway Handicapping can be run. The executable version is ready to install as is. The demonstration version is fully functional, but is limited to a single course, a single competition, and 8 players. To remove this restriction you need to purchase the software.
A help file is included with the application to assist in the setup of your course(s) and competitions and the use of the software. Screen shots are included to make the use of the software as simple as possible... you can be running your first competiton in a matter of minutes.
How to purchase
You may purchase your copy of Callaway Handicapping by the following methods:
The cost of licensing is AUD$100.00 (US$105.00) and this provides you with a license to operate the software without any restriction on the number of courses or players that the system will accept. In its unregistered state the system is limited to a single course, a single competition, and 8 players.... enough to allow you to test the suitability of the software.
Registration - once purchased you will need to register the software and we will give you a registration code that will remove any restrictions or limitations on the application.
You may register by one of the following methods:
When registering please include details of the name to which the software is to be registered together with details of your payment.
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