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Your mate isn't a vanity handicapper, he's just a cheat.   A vanity handicapper will manipulate the handicap system to lower his handicap, by doing things like not turning in bad rounds, or turning bad rounds into practice rounds. Your friend is actually recording scores he hasn't shot, that's simply cheating.
Can you show us some examples and how it affects their right knee at impact?
You have 3 cards marked by a club member and submit them to the handicap committee who allocate you an initial handicap. So it's not difficult to get started.Clubs also run more competitions over here, I've heard of some having one running most days of the week.
Well recently it's probably been prompted by the complaints about the complexity and difficulties of playing by the rules. Not once have these related to play during an actual competition, so take away the USGA's insistence on posting social rounds for handicap and let these players do whatever they want. Chances are they do anyway but still end up including these rounds in their handicap.But I do also think that it's sad that the cries of bandit would detract from the...
  The blurring of the lines is between social golf and competitive golf. Only rounds played in a competition, played on a course overseen by a committee and signed for by a fellow competitor should count towards a handicap. That you can put it cards from social golf and use that handicap in a competition severely dilutes the whole concept in my opinion.   And when social golf rounds aren't being submitted for handicap you don't need to worry about dropping a ball if one...
Golf strategy is more interesting when you need to consider different penalties for where your shot might end up. As soon as you say that it's a one shot penalty, somewhere up near where your ball lands, no matter what then you might as well bomb away every time.   But ultimately what determines which penalties result from what conditions is down to practicality. The idea that you can decide what your search area is, and then decide to drop wherever your ball would...
I've played with good golfers who hit those sort of distances, but they tend to top out around the mid single figures range. And those guys are deadly inside 100 yards and on the greens.   Every medium distance course I've played has at least one and often two par 3s that you won't reach with your 160 yard 6 iron. And a couple of par 4s that are over 400 yards that you won't be reaching with those distances either. So that's 3 or 4 greens you can't reach without even...
By social golf I mean anything not played in a competition under the direction of a committee. All my competitive golf has been played with handicaps under a couple of different handicap systems both of which I thought did a good enough job of levelling the playing field while being far from perfect.But while the handicaps are gained via playing on many courses and different tee boxes I've never had competitors going off different tees within the same competition. It seems...
I would only consider then to be directly competing if they were playing match play or part of a competition. In both cases they'd be playing from the same tees.Two people playing social golf from different tees aren't competing.
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