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Anyone have any issue yet by not posting because you played alone?

Still trying to wrap my head around this new rule.

Anyone explain it to me?

 

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I don't see how GHIN would know quite frankly. I enter my own scores after rounds. They wouldn't know the difference. It's a dumb rule anyway. When I play alone I'm just practicing so I don't enter a score.

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I don't see how GHIN would know quite frankly. I enter my own scores after rounds. They wouldn't know the difference. It's a dumb rule anyway. When I play alone I'm just practicing so I don't enter a score.

GHIN would not know but your club will if you play somewhere that has a handicap committee.   At my club all home scores are posted by the pro shop and a card with your signature and your scorer from the group must be turned in.  It is a plain dumb rule and is not going to stop anyone from manipulating their index if they want to.  If have a tee time before work on on Tuesday morning I generally am the only one on the course until I hit the 12th or 13th hole....so now a score that I shoot does not count?  For a game that prides itself on players integrity and enforcing the rules by the player this is again a dumb rule.

 

Article from Golf Digest which explains the ruling but still makes no sense:

 

http://www.golfdigest.com/story/usga-says-scores-shot-when-playing-by-yourself-no-longer-count-for-your-handicap

 

How does this prevent against the guy with a 12 handicap that shoots mid 70's in every event?

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GHIN would not know but your club will if you play somewhere that has a handicap committee.   At my club all home scores are posted by the pro shop and a card with your signature and your scorer from the group must be turned in.  It is a plain dumb rule and is not going to stop anyone from manipulating their index if they want to.  If have a tee time before work on on Tuesday morning I generally am the only one on the course until I hit the 12th or 13th hole....so now a score that I shoot does not count?  For a game that prides itself on players integrity and enforcing the rules by the player this is again a dumb rule.

 

Article from Golf Digest which explains the ruling but still makes no sense:

 

http://www.golfdigest.com/story/usga-says-scores-shot-when-playing-by-yourself-no-longer-count-for-your-handicap

 

How does this prevent against the guy with a 12 handicap that shoots mid 70's in every event?

 

Sadly the club I belong is not well run. Handicap Committee? Those yahoos wouldn't know what that is. Great course -  poor management. The reason I enter my own scores is because the Pro shop is a joke. Several years ago I realized they weren't doing their job when I found about 5-8 rounds they never entered. As long as I can enter my own rounds I know my handicap is accurate. 

 

As an example Jmikecpa, ... and to answer your last question in your post. Last summer I played in the Club Championship and the guy that won my flight (First Flight) shot 75-73-73!! Yeah Right. With an 8 handicap! I later found out from another Member that, "everyone knows he's a sandbagger. Even the Pro shop" I was told.

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Sadly the club I belong is not well run. Handicap Committee? Those yahoos wouldn't know what that is. Great course - poor management. The reason I enter my own scores is because the Pro shop is a joke. Several years ago I realized they weren't doing their job when I found about 5-8 rounds they never entered. As long as I can enter my own rounds I know my handicap is accurate.

 

As an example Jmikecpa, ... and to answer your last question in your post. Last summer I played in the Club Championship and the guy that won my flight (First Flight) shot 75-73-73!! Yeah Right. With an 8 handicap! I later found out from another Member that, "everyone knows he's a sandbagger. Even the Pro shop" I was told.

Unfortunately that is the same story at a lot of clubs including one that I was a member at for over a decade. Same four guys won every handicap event and normally walked away with their flight of the club championship. Main reason that I only play scratch events and have for years. I am in my first year at my club so I may play a few handicap events to test the field but the first time I am drubbed by an 8 that shoots even I am done. At least on the surface the pro and asst. pro seem to take it seriously, but time will tell.

 

 

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This is interesting for me, as in Australia, for any round to count towards your handicap, it must be in a formal competition, and signed off by a marker.

 

It seems to be a significant cultural difference, we play competition rounds (within our own clubs) every weekend, and most clubs have at least one midweek competition.

 

A recent push to allow social (non competition) rounds to be handicapped was shouted down almost unanimously.

 

This doesn't stop cheats from putting in bad scores deliberately to push out handicaps, but nothing will ever stop that.

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This is interesting for me, as in Australia, for any round to count towards your handicap, it must be in a formal competition, and signed off by a marker.

It seems to be a significant cultural difference, we play competition rounds (within our own clubs) every weekend, and most clubs have at least one midweek competition.

A recent push to allow social (non competition) rounds to be handicapped was shouted down almost unanimously.

This doesn't stop cheats from putting in bad scores deliberately to push out handicaps, but nothing will ever stop that.

Pretty much the same in the UK, but we can (hcp 6 and above) enter additional scores as long as they are played at a course your a member of with someone signing your card.

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Slightly surprised yesterday to find I was now off scratch..... Which would be great if it was correct!

 

 

Investigations suggest an epic IT fail somewhere - finger pointing at slightly elderly handicap secretary pressing the wrong button.

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I'm pretty much done with tournaments. I've played summer club tournaments off and on for 40 years. Unless you are a player in the Championship flight or perhaps the next one down you're going to be playing with some sandbaggers. I must also say... I had fun in all those tournaments. Mostly when I was younger me and all the guys enjoyed the food, booze, BS and stuff that goes with them. Sometimes I won and other times I didn't. I usually considered it a win if I at least broke even.

I'll have to decide later this summer if I'll play in the club championship. If I do I might only compete in the senior division this time. It's just 2 days.

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Slightly surprised yesterday to find I was now off scratch..... Which would be great if it was correct!

 

 

Investigations suggest an epic IT fail somewhere - finger pointing at slightly elderly handicap secretary pressing the wrong button.

Us elderly people should be kept away from computers and anything with buttons.   B)

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Us elderly people should be kept away from computers and anything with buttons.   B)

Just got my 88 year old grandfather an iPhone.  It has been high comedy the last three weeks and a purchase that is worth its weight in comedy gold.

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I am at 10.0 up from 9.4 and its been that way since september. I hope to get down to an 8 , we will see.

  We have a few VANITY handicaps at my club and we have a few events where we draft 4 man teams to play together.  There is nothing like drafting a 9 handicap who can not break 95, then hear the excuses on every bad shot.

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I am at 10.0 up from 9.4 and its been that way since september. I hope to get down to an 8 , we will see.

  We have a few VANITY handicaps at my club and we have a few events where we draft 4 man teams to play together.  There is nothing like drafting a 9 handicap who can not break 95, then hear the excuses on every bad shot.

Better than a 9 that shoots 71.  Will take or play the guy with the vanity handicap any day of the week.

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We had a 12 shoot 67 over Easter, think it was an issue with him being new to club or country - think he'd told us he was pretty good!

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Ping i25 6 - PW Regular CFS Shaft

TM Y Groove Gap Wedge

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PingTR Piper Putter, adjustable shaft, SuperStroke Fatso

 

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I just updated my handicap. (6.9 down from 7.1) I'd like to encourage everyone to "edit" and and post your current handicap in your settings. It's easy to do. At the top of the page click on your name and select Settings. In there you can enter your handicap. I edit mine on the 1st and 15th each month. Then after that and under your avatar/picture everyone can see your handicap. Do this with each revision. Additionally, in the settings area you can add your location. Kind of nice to see where everyone is from.

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I just updated my handicap. (6.9 down from 7.1) I'd like to encourage everyone to "edit" and and post your current handicap in your settings. It's easy to do. At the top of the page click on your name and select Settings. In there you can enter your handicap. I edit mine on the 1st and 15th each month. Then after that and under your avatar/picture everyone can see your handicap. Do this with each revision. Additionally, in the settings area you can add your location. Kind of nice to see where everyone is from.

Still stuck at friggin 1.2

 

Can't seem to put together a very low round right now. Plus I haven't gotten to post many rounds lately. Its either been raining or I've been playing scramble/fourball tourneys.

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Dropped to 12.7 today.

Hope to keep up the strong play for the entire season.

 

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March, I was 9.4... April, I went up to 10.2... May, I'm down again to 9.2.  I seem to bounce back and forth.  However, I seem to be consistently posting scores in the high 70's and low 80's, so I expect if that keeps up, I might slip below 9.  Oh heavens!!

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I'm up to 9.8. Barely holding it together. The M1 is in. Had a good range session with it the other day. Gaming it today for the first time.

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