World Handicap System – Bogey Rating

World Handicap System – 2020 Bogey Rating

Bogey Rating:

    • This is the evaluation of the playing difficulty of a course for a Bogey Golfer under normal course and weather conditions.
    • For Men, a Bogey Golfer is a male golfer with a Handicap Index between 17.5 and 22.4, who hits a driver 200 yards and can reach a 370-yard hole in two.
    • For Women, , a Bogey Golfer is a female golfer with a Handicap Index between 21.5 and 26.4, who hits a driver 150 yards and can reach a 280-yard hole in two.
    • Based on yardage and other obstacles to the extent that they affect the scoring difficulty for the Bogey Golfer.
    • Expressed as the number of strokes expected to one decimal place.

What is Assessed in a Bogey Rating?

LengthObstacles (Difficulty Factors)
Measured length of a holeTopographyPenalty Areas – Lateral
Doglegs/Forced Lay-upsRecoverability from the RoughGreen surface
ElevationGreen TargetTrees
RollFairwayPenalty Areas – Crossing Direction of Play
WindBunkers(Psychological aspects)