One-round Handicap System for Individual Play
The Peoria System, sometimes called the Bankers System, is a handicapping method which computes a one-time handicap from a competitor’s scores on six randomly selected holes:
It is useful for computing handicaps for a group of unhandicapped players or for players with no playing history on which to base a handicap.
In a Peoria competition, the committee selects, unknown to the players, six holes on the course at which the players’ scores will be used to compute a single-round handicap. That handicap, calculated after the round is complete, will be used to determine each player’s net score for the competition.
The Modified Peoria System uses a slightly different formula for calculation and a different requirement for randomly selecting the holes:
In a Double Peoria, twelve holes are selected and different formula is used for calculation.