World Handicap System 2020:
Net Double Bogey
For handicap purposes only, the maximum score all
players will take on any hole is Net Double Bogey.
In simple terms, Net Double Bogey is Par + 2 + Any handicap strokes
you receive on that hole.
There is no limit to the number of holes in a round where a net double bogey adjustment may be applied.
Example: A player with a course handicap of 24 scores a
9 on the #2 stroke index hole which is a par 4, so she
gets two strokes on this hole. For handicap purposes,
she will reduce her score on that hole to an 8.
Handicap Strokes Received
1. When a Course Handicap is calculated at more than 54 strokes and a player receives 4 or more strokes on a hole, the maximum hole score is par + 5 for handicap purposes.
2. Before a Handicap Index has been established, the maximum score for each hole played is limited to par + 5 strokes.