Part of the World Handicap System™, a Handicap Index® provides golfers with a portable measure of their playing ability that’s consistent with how golfers are measured worldwide. With over 3 million golfers in the U.S. currently keeping a Handicap Index, it can be used to track progress, in addition to playing both competitive and casual rounds with other players.  Having a Handicap Index makes the game more fun and enhances the golfer’s experience regardless of skill level.