Four-ball better ball handicap allowances have changed for 2016

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Several changes to the Rules of Golf came into effect on 1st January 2016. Among them, the handicap allowance in four-ball better ball format changed from 75% of the difference in handicap between you and the best player in your group to a more generous 90%. 

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The number of extra shots that gives you obviously depends on the difference in your handicaps, as an extra 15% of 28 is more than an extra 15% of five. 

Four-ball better ball handicap allowances

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