The handicap shows the playing strength of each player. The lower it is, the better the player is. The handicap corresponds to the number of strokes a player needs more than is allowed on a course. For example, if a player has a handicap of 10, he/she will need an average of 82 strokes on a course with a handicap of 72. The highest handicap in Germany is handicap 54, the lowest is officially handicap 0. However, professionals sometimes play handicaps around -8. The handicap is based on the results achieved in tournaments. If you play better than your current handicap, it is lowered and vice versa. Also handicap.