The handicap league here is run like this.
The handicap is based on a 14 under.
You get your handicap after your 2nd round.
Your handicap is the average score of your last 4 weeks.
So on a par 54 course handicap would be based on a 40
If your last 4 scores were 49, 47, 52, 45... your 4 week average is 48.25
so your handicap would be an 8.
then if you shoot a 40 the next week you would be at . 40, 49, 47, 52 and an average of 47 and handicap of 7.
so on and so forth.
It worked pretty well. Tonight was our last handicap league of the year so we handed out all the year tropheys and played the last round.
We start in spring. Have a tournament in the fall for the handicap championship (you must have 2 league night rounds in prior), and then play a few more weeks after that... this year we had 23 weeks.