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Statistician: Handicapping System Favors Better Golfers

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January 15, 2001
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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
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When two golfers play one another and employ the U.S. Golf Association's handicap system -- designed to give players an equal chance of winning despite different skill levels -- the better golfer enjoys a 60 percent to 70 percent chance of winning. That's the conclusion that a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill statistician and colleagues have drawn after carefully studying the mathematics of golf handicaps.

CHAPEL HILL -- When two golfers play one another and employ the U.S. Golf Association's handicap system -- designed to give players an equal chance of winning despite different skill levels -- the better golfer enjoys a 60 percent to 70 percent chance of winning.


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