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Let's see them handicaps

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by jhmeg2, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. jhmeg2

    jhmeg2 Well-Known Member

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    Post up your past and current handicaps. How close or far from each other are we? I'll go first.
     

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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Currently listed as an 18.9
     
  4. Uncle Azzhole

    Uncle Azzhole Jack of all trades, azzhole in all of them...

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    I have played 4 rounds that I have recorded in looper (GPS, club tracking utility for my phone) and I am playing at a 12.8 right now, but im getting better with each round so it should keep coming down.
     
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    Anders_H mmmm, beer

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    10.7 at the moment, once I dial in my new Maltbys I expect it to go down. Love my new sticks
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    11.0 right now. Best ever.
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Club: Stagg Hill Golf Club Club #: 22-122-01 Scores Posted: 82
    GHIN #: 2140737 USGA HCP Index: 7.4
    Effective Date: 07/15/2018

    This is a laugh! I've posted 82 rounds since our handicap season began March 1. 95% of those scores were from the "senior"... Gold... tees. Our course has 4 tees rated by the Kansas Golf Association... Blue, White, Gold, and Red. The ratings are supposed to take into account the difference in length and difficulty.
    I simply cannot hit the ball long enough anymore to play to a 7.4 from the blues or whites! Just ain't gonna happen. That would see me scoring in the 78 to 82 range consistently from those tees. My last rounds from the whites have been in the 85 to 86 range... and it's extremely difficult work to do that. They need an "age adjusting algorithm" to accommodate us old cusses! Still, I've won far more quarters than lost this year. So, it's been a successful season so far.
     
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    Here’s me...don’t get fooled by that 67...that was at a par 63 exec... ImageUploadedByShot Talk1532224459.268783.
     
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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Uncle Azzhole Jack of all trades, azzhole in all of them...

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    I dont understand the handycap system, It used to be average your rounds together and then divide by number of rounds. Ive only played 6 rounds now and it has my handycap at 9.5 o_O

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  12. Uncle Azzhole

    Uncle Azzhole Jack of all trades, azzhole in all of them...

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    Well that didnt work trying to post a picture of my handycap... :confused:
     
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    we are still on a different handicap system to you guys, we only changing over in September to the USGA Handicap Index Sytem - currently on our system I'm a 18 capper.........but i don't play enough anymore to really get it down.
     
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    If you look at the one I posted, it's from the official USGA site. The asterisks denote which 10 scores it uses to calculate a handicap, which happen to be the lowest 10 score in my index. Then it averages those out.

    So it's not just the average of all your scores, it's pretty much the average of your ten best scores. It also factors in the course ratings/slopes.

    Think of a handicap as what you should shoot on one of your best days.
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Yep - a handicap is an index/indication of your ABILITY, not your average score. It only uses your 10 BEST scores out of your most recent 20 scores. Course difficulty plays in big as well. I shot 76 today which was 4 over par, but the tees I played are rated at 67 so I was really 9 over par.
     
  16. Uncle Azzhole

    Uncle Azzhole Jack of all trades, azzhole in all of them...

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    OK, that isn't making sense to me then... my rounds are 92, 87, 84, 82, 82, 86 (lowest being 10 over par but a slope rating of 68.6 if I read their score card correctly???

    my swingbyswing page.. Tim Martin | Swing By Swing
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    Does it seem right to you guys? I would think that it being a slope rating of 68.6 and my best rounds being 10 over par I should be a 11 or 12 ??????
     
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    Agree, something is off there...the whole handicap/slope/adjust system is garbage...just play...if you have regulars, just keep adjusting after 9...avoid club events with all the sandbaggers and cheaters
     
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    Sounds like you don't have 10 scores in the system yet. No official handicap until that happens. .

    Just a terminology thing, but the RATING of your course is 68.6, the SLOPE is another number (like 115 or 120) and it is an indicator of length and difficulty . The higher the slope, the tougher the course, just like rating.
     
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    ^^^this
     
  20. Uncle Azzhole

    Uncle Azzhole Jack of all trades, azzhole in all of them...

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    Ahh, ok... Thanks guys

    I never play in tournaments, I only play because I love the game and its mostly by myself. Yeah, I only have 6 games played so far and its WAY TOO HOT to be out playing for the next week. I need to go to the driving range in the early morning to work on a swing change I was thinking about while playing the last round to get my weight shifting to my left side earlier. My ball striking has been awesome lately but i noticed that I didnt get all the weight I wanted to onto my left foot soon enough through that last round so it caused a few high/short shots.

    Im just going to play and not worry about handicap since I wont be playing in any tournaments.
     
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