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Let's see them handicaps

Uncle Azzhole

Jack of all trades, azzhole in all of them...
Apr 30, 2018
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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
Santiam's score card.. Scorecard

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 ??????
 

Dufferpauly

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Jan 23, 2018
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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
Santiam's score card.. Scorecard

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 ??????

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
 

PaPaD

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Jan 5, 2015
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Fredericksburg VA & Hernando FLA
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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
Santiam's score card.. Scorecard

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 ??????
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.
 

Fairwaysplitter3320

Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again.
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Sep 7, 2013
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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.

^^^this
 

Uncle Azzhole

Jack of all trades, azzhole in all of them...
Apr 30, 2018
72
104
Salem Oregon
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United States United States
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.
 

BogeySwine

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Feb 16, 2017
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I have not had a USGA Handicap for more than ten years. I had kept one for twenty before I dropped it. We had a group of 25-30 players in a "Club without Real Estate" category. I played regularly with 7 or 8 of the members but rarely met the others. The guy that ran it stopped doing it as the numbers dwindled to where it wasn't worth his time to do it anymore. I looked up how handicaps are done on the USGA website so I have continued to compute my own handicap following their procedures. It is not a "valid" handicap but seeing as I will never participate in an event that calls for an Official USGA Handicap I'm fine just knowing where I am at. I've been as low as a 10.1 and as high as a 13.5 in the past four years.
 

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