Former Senior Director of United States Golf Association Handicap Department Dean Knuth, as the developer of the USGA's Course Rating and Slope Rating System, became known in golf circles as: The "Pope of Slope".

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"Golf Digest Contributing Editor Dean Knuth, is the Tiger Woods of number crunching (he invented the Slope System)" ---Golf Digest, March, 2008, page 64.

The odds of scoring better than your handicap in any given round are one in five, according to Dean Knuth, the former USGA handicapping official who devised the Slope rating system and whose Web site, popeofslope.com , is a fount of fun facts about handicaps. The chances of beating your handicap by three strokes? One round in 20. By eight strokes? One round in 1,138. For most of us, that's once in a lifetime. Wall Street Journal,
"The Genius of Handicapping", November 1, 2008, by John Paul Newport


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The Pope of Slope Speaks on Handicapping and Pace of Play at Club Events.

Here is a review from April, 2012:

The Pope of Slope was a tremendous draw for our opening night event. Dean brought the right mix of education and humor to the subject of pace of play and when Q&A came around there were hands up everywhere. We are adopting many of his recommendations to speed play as we look to enhance the players experience.

Matt Casey, Golf Committee Chairman, Apawamis Club, Rye, NY


  2010 Edition: Dean's Scottish Golf Vacation Guide
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Magazine Articles

IS IT PLUS OR MINUS?
First-Tee Mulligans
Handicaps of PGA Tour players. HOW TO WIN A TWO-PLAYER TEAM EVENT

QUICK NINE?
Meaning of codes after Handicaps.
Trying to handicap a scramble?
THE ODDS ARE AGAINST YOU
Handicap Differential

Picking Your Ideal Partner
Net Skins Game
Canada Adopts USGA's Stroke Control
HOW MANY STROKES DO YOU GET IN MATCH PLAY?
FIGURE IT OUT- Course Handicap Formula
GO AHEAD AND PICKUP
Post a Score on Un-played Holes
Two Outstanding Tournaments
Posting Off-Season Scores
BUSTED! One tournament does a great job of chatching sandbaggers

Sports Legend Revealed: Does the course at Ko'olau Golf Club exceed the maximum slope rating?
Sandbagger's Hell at the World Am
Frank Hannigan on the Stimpmeter and Slope
How Tough Is Augusta National?
Average Slope Rating
Beating Your Handicap by Nine Strokes
Competing from Different Tees
Dancing About Architecture
Making a Case for Net Double Bogey
Play From Multiple Tees
Scrambles
Vanity Handicaps
Was Madoff A Cheat at Golf, Too?
What's a Sandbagger?
What does "bonus for excellence" mean?
Why 96 percent?


The real difference
between you & Tiger

Golf Digest Handicap
Get a Handicap
How to detect a Sandbagger
Every golfer needs to get carded

 
2013 Scotland


 
Dean after playing golf with the Blue Angels

 
Suzanne and Dean
2013 Couples Club Champions
San Diego Country Club

Dean and Suzanne with Jerry Tarde at Masters

Dean was the guest speaker at a Naval Postgraduate School Alumni outing

 
Century Club's Military Appreciation Luncheon photos


 
2011 Masters, Suzanne and Dean on TV

 
Masters 2009


 
Dean/Chuck at R&A Autumn Meeting

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