According to a study conducted by mygolfspy.com, the average golf score varies significantly by age.
For golfers 20-30 years old, the average 18 hole golf score is 89.7.
In the 30-40 age range those golfers averaged a round of 91.7.
At 40-50 years old these golfers had an average score of 91.5 per round.
For golfers aged 50-60 as well as 60-70 the average score per round was a 91.0.
Players over 70 who were in the study had an average of 93.2.
This study indicates that golfers between 20-30 have the lowest handicaps with golfers over 50 having the second best. Next, are golfers 40-50 and lastly the 30-40 age range.
There are many different factors that could impact these handicap results including free time. Most retired golfers have more time to practice and play. The athletic ability could play a role as well. Younger golfers are most likely more athletic as an age group than the other age groups.