Golf handicap

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  1. MikeFR

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    Just wondering if anyone feels like explaining how golf handicap is calculated and how it is applied.

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  2. Jeremiah

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    The most basic explanation is the handicap is what you consistanly shoot over Par. If you shoot about 80 your handicap is 8 since Par is roughly 72. Mine is about 25.lol.

    I think they take 10 rounds and discard the best and worst than average the others together; not sure though.
     
  3. Denward

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    It actually gets more complicated than that because you have to take into account the rated difficulty of the courses you play. I'll let someone else handle the details.

    Here's a free handicap tracker that I use. I think you have to be a registered Yahoo member to record your scores.
    http://golf.sports.yahoo.com/tracker
     
  4. Mark Dubbelboer

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    Essentially what everyone else has said.
    It depends on your score relative to par, and the course's slope (difficulty)

    We should have a high handicap/regular golfer contest. I'd be up there with about a 20.
     
  5. Scott Merryfield

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    This is from the United States Golf Association website.

     
  6. Mike Knapp

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    I have a 14 now but was a 9 in my heyday.

    I assure you that whatever your handicap is, you will shoot well over it in competition! [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  7. MikeFR

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    Thanks guys, I will try and figure out what my handicap is this year. Already got to go golfing and it was the 2nd weekend of february, not bad for up here in BC. Didnt get any better over the winter though [​IMG]
     
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    It sad that people with 20 handicaps call that BAD.

    Something like 1 out of 40 people can consistantly shoot under 100.

    SO what wrong with 20 over?

    Brent
     
  9. Mark Dubbelboer

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    what's wrong with it is that I've been stuck with it for about 4 years.
    I've been golfing since i was like 12 and i'm 21 now.
    I don't get out enough, nor have I ever had the proper teaching, to break it.
     
  10. alan halvorson

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    Most people express their handicaps as a positive number; in fact, it's a negative. A player with a +3 handicap, say, is scoring under par. Professional touring players typically have handicaps (if they were figured) of +4 to +7 and who knows what Tiger Woods would have.
     

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