Handicap Information
Last Updated: 08/11/17
All games played at Torrey Pines must be posted via the GHIN app on your cell phone, tablet or home computer (GHIN.com) within 48 hours to be eligible for Sweeps or Tournament winnings.  Also remember to post any away games you may have played.


A Handicap Index is the result of a mathematical calculation based on scores returned. A Handicap Index is converted to a Course Handicap for competition.
Obtaining a Handicap Index

Once a player joins a golf club, the player will be issued a GHIN # and should use this # to post adjusted gross scores for rounds played with the TPWGC (max. score/hole = 10).
When the player posts five adjusted gross scores, and a revision date passes, the club will issue the player a Handicap Index.
***The index report for TPWGC updates on the 1st & 15th of each month***

Maximum Handicap Index

A player without an established Handicap Index must use the maximum Handicap Index of 36.4 for men, or 40.4 for women, converted to a Course Handicap, to determine a maximum ESC number.

Players with a handicap index convert their index to a course handicap to use for the appropriate ESC.

Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) sets a maximum number that a player can post on any hole depending on the player's Course Handicap.

 Course Handicap Maximum Number on any  hole 
 9 or less double bogey
10 through 19  7
20 through 29  8
30 through 39  9
 40  or more 10

Using a Handicap Index

A player must convert a Handicap Index to a Course Handicap. Conversion sheets will be at Torrey each week.  When playing elsewhere, this can be done using the GHIN app or at GHIN.com.

For Handicap questions, please contact the Handicap director at