83. ...or about 50 more than the wind speed...
36 putts including a 4-putt. Yuck.
Drives were all over the place - from 175-290 (based mostly on the wind).
But it might have been the last warm day before winter and I had fun!
Not the best day for me. Not the way I wanted to celebrate my first 'real' handicap in the single digits.
On the other hand, 20-25 mph winds made for some fun drives: two drives under 200yards, three in the 270s, and one that made it to 322 (!). (FYI: I average ~240.)
20th round hit the card this revision, so this is my first 'real' handicap. I had three good rounds back in summer that are keeping me at a single digit. Should go up to 12-13 by the time winter is through...
Happy to be a 'single digit'. Not really believing it though.
Long day -- just getting back to this now. Thanks for the replies all -- lots of good food for thought.
Long story short, I think it's time to start playing more courses (it's just so easy to stay close to home)! ...And to learn how to hit a drive reasonably straight!
I want an accurate handicap, and I feel like for me to get one, I would need to start sandbagging since my course seems to be easier than its rating.
Long story short:
My course is easy, and whenever I go somewhere else, my scores suck. My course is making me look better than I am, and my handicap is not representative of my skill. I feel that my handicap would be more accurate if I were to enter scores as if I am playing more forward...
If you can find a course that is rated as being much more difficult than it actually is that will shave off a few strokes too!
...I say this because I believe it to be true of my home course, and, at least in terms of my handicap, I think it makes a 3-4 difference. There's no way I'm a single digit, but my handicap says I am...
...and total speculation on my part, but:
Bishop was out of line, but for him to actually be fired, I think that says that his 'bosses' were already unhappy with him. Maybe only in parts, but if they were anything more than content, I think he would have kept his job -- or, at the very least, it would have taken more time for him to lose his job. I'm guessing this was just the incident that allowed them to axe him - and not some 'out-of-the-blue' case of (very) poor...