Enter the index and the slope rating into the calculator to convert the index to a handicap value.

## Index to Handicap Formula

The following formula is used to convert a course index to handicap.

H = I * SR / 113

- Where H is the handicap
- I is the index rating
- SR is the slope rating

## Handicap Definition

A handicap is defined as a number of strokes that a golfer receives on any particular course.

## Index to Handicap Example

How to calculate handicap from index?

**First, determine the index.**Measure or calculate the total index of the golf course.

**Next, determine the slope rating.**Calculate the slope rating of the tee chosen by the player.

**Finally, calculate the handicap.**Calculate the handicap from the index using the equation above.

## FAQ

**What is an index?**

An index is the player’s potential ability on a course of standard playing difficulty.