The Golf Points Index (GPI) System

The GPI is a scoring and handicap system which uses points scored on individual holes in order to determine your score and 9 hole Golf Points Index.

1 Point for a bogey
3 Points for a par
5 points for a birdie
8 points for an eagle

Scoring for a Double Bogey: the GPI system awards 0.5 points for double bogeys for players who have a GPI of under 10.0 ( until you have established a GPI, a good rule of thumb is to score 0.5 for a double bogey if you typically score over 90 in stroke play‎). If your GPI is 10 and over, you count 0 for any score over bogey. All other scores on a hole count as 0.

If you have a current index of under 10, you score 0.5 points for a double bogey.

If your GPI is 10 or higher, you score 0 for anything higher than a bogey.

To keep score, just mark down the point total you earned for each hole based on the chart above. Then add up the total number of points after 9 and 18 holes.

You are already most likely marking down your strokes for each hole. Below that, you can include your GPI point score.

Your Current GPI is based on your average 9 hole point total calculated over the last 180 holes you have played.

The formula is:

Total # of Points divided by the total number of holes: this gets you your Points/hole number. We then multiply by 9 in order to calculate your Current GPI. Our system calculates your Current GPI, Career GPI, as well as GPI for specific golf courses and even tee boxes.

When you enter your score, you use our drop down to choose the course, choose the tee box, and then you also use the drop down in order to choose the number of holes you played and then you enter your total score for those holes using our point system.

One of the many advantages of the system is that it allows you to play as many or as few holes as you like and still be able to enter a score.


Your GPI is now your handicap and it allows you to play a match against a player of any level on an even plane.

You can compare your respective current GPI in addition to the GPI from different tee boxes.

If you both have a GPI from a specific golf course, you may want to use those GPIs instead.

If your GPI is 15 and your opponents is 10, he has a 5 point lead in the 9 hole match.

You now both have all 9 holes with which to earn your points.

He doesn't need to concern himself with a specific hole where he is getting a stroke because the handicap is already built in to the 9 holes.

In team play, you add up the GPI of the two partners and compare it to the total‎ GPI of the opponents in order to determine the points given

For example:

Team A has a player with a 10 and one with a 20
Team B has a player with a 7 and one with an 8.
Team B starts the 9 hole match with a 15 point lead.
On each hole, each team combines the points each partner earned in order to post a total score for that hole.