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Originally Posted by MyrtleBeachGolf

The course rating is going to be higher from the blues than the whites. That will give you a few strokes in your differential. The slope has noting to do with it.

That isn't correct.  BOTH the course rating AND the slope affect your differential.  The differential equals the difference between your score and the course rating, multiplied by the ratio of the slope to 113.  If the course ratings of two courses are both 72 and one has a slope of 120 and the other has a slope of 130 and you shoot 80 then on the first course your differential is 8.5 and the differential on the second course, with the same score and rating is 9.2.

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Originally Posted by GDjr

Summers in New England my buddies (serious golfers) and I play from the blues (69.2/127). Winters I play in Florida with more casual golfers on a number of different courses and they prefer to play the whites (Generally around 65.5/109 or less).
My question is: How does this impact my handicap when the boys from up north come down and we play from the blues?                                                       A Handicap is established from differential of "Course Rating" then subtracting your score, multiply by 113, divided by slope.                                                     Then, the "ten lowest differentials of your most recent twenty rounds posted" equate to your Ghin Index.                                                                                 Using the Ghin Index determines what is a players "Course Handicap"
Let me ask the question this way: Assuming my play is consistent, if I play from the whites for a year then from the blues the next year, will my handicap be the same?    It depends a lot on the "players skill", some will play better, but their Index would not increase or decrease drastically, or if they shoot lights out, then the Index would drop lower. If they played (scores about the same), then the Index would increase (go higher). In your situation, you are asking if your can establish a handicap from "Two different Courses" White course one year and Blue course another year, yes you can do this in just 40 rounds of golf. If you would like to compare, track five rounds from the Blue and five rounds from the White, average the five Blue compare to the five White scores. This would give you a decent indication of how your Index would be playing these courses. Keep in mind, these are only scores from One - Golf Club, and would greatly differ if you compare to many different courses at different tee locations.
I know the course rating and slope is considered when handicaps are calculated but I am not sure if i can move back and forth and have my handicap accurate from both. Yes your handicap would still be accurate.
My Florida buddies want additional strokes if they play from the blues! THAT doesn't sound right, if it is, how is it calculated? Assuming you are playing against them from the "White Tees" you would get less strokes. If everyone plays from the Blue Tees, then the Handicaps are what they are, No addition strokes.
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Originally Posted by GDjr

Summers in New England my buddies (serious golfers) and I play from the blues (69.2/127). Winters I play in Florida with more casual golfers on a number of different courses and they prefer to play the whites (Generally around 65.5/109 or less). My question is: How does this impact my handicap when the boys from up north come down and we play from the blues? Let me ask the question this way: Assuming my play is consistent, if I play from the whites for a year then from the blues the next year, will my handicap be the same? I know the course rating and slope is considered when handicaps are calculated but I am not sure if i can move back and forth and have my handicap accurate from both. My Florida buddies want additional strokes if they play from the blues! THAT doesn't sound right, if it is, how is it calculated?
Check your handicap systems web site. They may have a calculator that allows you to just enter any slope rating and it will give you your adjusted handicap. It doesn't matter what course or set of tees. Just enter the slope rating.
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