How to get a Handicap

You may have read the article on what a handicap is and how it works – but how do you go about getting one ?

It’s really very easy, and the sooner you get one, the sooner you can start to shoot in handicap competitions – like CADAC’s own monthly league.

You need to shoot three Archery GB rounds.

Most people start with a National 30, which is 4 dozen arrows at 30 yards and 2 dozen at 20. Submit your score each time in the usual way on Golden Records and after 3 you’ll get your first handicap. Every score you submit after that will be used to keep your handicap updated and reflect your improving ability.

Use this link to access Golden Records

You can have a handicap for each bow type you shoot, e.g. one for recurve, one for compound, etc.

Handicaps are reassessed annually, based on the best 3 scores from the last season. Outdoor Handicap Tables

And that’s all there is to it, so – if you don’t have a handicap – get down to the range and on the way to one.

Happy shooting!