*An extraordinary 'T' score is one with a differential (the number displayed
     to the right of each score in the computer) that is 3 or more strokes lower
     than your index.  The differential is like your handicap index - it normalizes
     scores to a common level of difficulty, since some courses are more
     challenging than others.

Contact Chris Hardy if you have any handicap questions.
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USGA 2016
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                      Posting Scores as 'T', Tournament Scores

Tournament scores can be stroke play, match play, or four-ball. The Mem./Gst., Mem./Mem., Memorial rd. 1 & 2, & Assn. match play are to be posted in the handicap system as tournament scores; they'll appear in the system with a 'T' next to the score.

Routine events (weekly league play) & 9-hole scores should not be posted as 'T' scores.
If you pick up because you're out of the hole (or concede a hole in match play), you must still post a tournament score.  Take the score you most likely would have made had you finished the hole, no higher than your Equitable Stroke Control max. 

Most of the time, a 'T' score will have no impact on your handicap.  An
'R' next to your handicap index means an adjustment has been made to your index.  This happens if you have posted 2 extraordinary* 'T' scores in the 12 month period or within the current 20 scores used to calculate your handicap.

The reduction is based on how much lower the scores are & how many tournament scores you have posted in the last 12 months.  The reduction is greater if you have very few tournament scores.  The reduction will continue until either your normal level of play improves so that one of the scores is no longer extraordinary, or if the tournament score is older than 12 months.
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