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Equitable Stroke Control

Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is a procedure whereby abnormally high individual hole scores are adjusted downward prior to the score being posted. ESC sets a maximum number that a golfer can post on any hole, depending on the golfer’s Course Handicap (not his Handicap Index).  Individual hole scores are adjusted for handicap purposes per the following table:

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