We dont have a handicap committee.
One of the guys in my league collects dues for GHIN, which we enter ourselves.
This same person is working on setting up a computer in the pro-less "proshop" so golfers can enter their handicap before they leave the course!
I've got a bone to pick with the USGA about the new handicap system. I 've had a handicap on and off since the 1970 s and never had a problem until recently. Three years ago I got my handicap through Golf Magazine and everything was going along just fine until this year because the golf club that is in the area I live in is a virtual club, without property. Now the Golf gods at the USGA did an audit of my club and found that 40 percent of the members are non- compliant, therefore any score that you post on their site will not be used for handicap purposes. The key to our problem is that you have to play with members that live as far away as 50 miles to post an official score. I've had scores attested by members of the USGA at the course I play at which is 5 minutes from my home , and they will not accept those scores. Tell me they are going to fix this problem.
I can understand the problems you face. We have the same issue when someone plays at another course, whether its in the area or when they're on vacation, we have no way to check them. I really think the bulk of our members are pretty honest, and do their best to post properly. While there's often good-natured talk about tournament winners being sandbaggers, we don't see anyone winning consistently enough to earn real suspicion.
Spent more time playing than practicing lately. Time to get back to the practice again. Things are a bit better than they were already, but it's too easy for me to just fall into the play all the time mentality. I need to keep focused on dedicating time to practicing. This has always been my pitfall. I know I need to keep working on the slow motion mirror work, but I'm unclear on what I drills to do at the range. I was thinking that I should work on the "fast hands" speed boat thing that Erik posted but wasn't sure if that was something I could use as a drill or if it was strictly just a "feel" thing. Perhaps it would be worth a day at the range experimenting with? It is directly related to my primary issue of key 3/kicking the flip. Everything I'm doing is focused on ways to improve this persistent and infuriating swing flaw.
I voted yes and yes. I definitely feel I'm playing better so far this year but, since feel ain't real, went back to look at my year-to-date stats from March 1 to now for this year compared to last. Most of my early season rounds are played on the home course so the stats are relatively comparable, a couple of notables:
Rounds played: 11 so far this year compared to 6 last year
Fairways: 36% vs. 20%
Greens: 17% vs. 13%
Average Par 3 Score: 4.2 vs. 4.0
Average Par 4 Score: 5.2 vs. 5.7
Average Par 5 Score: 5.6 vs. 6.3
Average Score: +20 vs. +26
Low Score: +13 vs. +18
Still a lot to work on, but I like the trajectory I'm on for the season so optimistic these will look continue to look better by peak season and into next year. Biggest key has been continuing the lessons, keeps me on track for sure.