Equitable Stroke Control
(ESC) is the
downward adjustment of individual hole scores for handicap purposes in
order to make handicaps more representative of a player's potential
sets a maximum number that a player can post on any hole depending on the player's Course Handicap
is used only when a player's actual or most likely score
exceeds the player's maximum number based on the table in Section 4-3.
This explanation of Equitable Stroke Control is from the USGA Handicap Manual 2012-2015, Section 2 Definitions, Equitable Stroke Control (ESC). You can visit the USGA Web Site at www.usga.org
See the chart on the right for the maximum number of strokes you can take on any one hole.