Actually, the highest handicap for men is 36.4. Or about two strokes per hole.<quoted text> Handicap golf is three over par for each hole. 54 for an eighteen hole round. A par 72 course would be 126.
How many strokes you would get would depend on your handicap & Course rating.
To calculate your handicap you take your last twenty 18 hole scores (noting the maximum stroke per hole rules) & take the top ten. You then average those scores & your handicap is 80% of that average.
Years ago I wrote a program for the local CC to keep tabs of members' handicaps.