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Just wondering how many scratch golfers are on here
post #2 of 83

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I've played a lot of rounds that left me scratching my head....does that count?
post #3 of 83

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I spend alot of time getting scratched up in the briars.
post #4 of 83
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That is some funny responces thanks for the laugh,I am just tring to get some idea how good everyone on here is
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Originally Posted by gasfreak View Post
That is some funny responces thanks for the laugh,I am just tring to get some idea how good everyone on here is
most of us have our index listed... as you post and read more threads you'll get a feel for what people claim to be.
post #6 of 83

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hi

I'm a 5 handicap-a scratch golfer is a rare thing!

bb
post #7 of 83

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I have only seen a handful of sub 5 handicappers on this forum. I thought there would be more.
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Originally Posted by mr.mizunoman View Post
I have only seen a handful of sub 5 handicappers on this forum. I thought there would be more.
Give me a year or two
post #9 of 83

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I think i can be by the end of this summer. I own a course record- and last year i came close to tying it. I was one stroke off. I think its just a matter of putting better to tell you the truth. If i putt well i shoot under par every time. If I dont then its a bad score. I just need to avoid three putts and i will become scratch
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I intend to be a +1 by the end of the year.
post #11 of 83

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I am reaching for a +6
post #12 of 83
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I am glad I start this thread,it is good to see that everyone is tring to improve their game.As for me I used to play when I was younger played for my High School and was a scratch golfer back then,I won several city tournaments but that was 20 years ago just picked it back up this year I have played 5 games this year so far and have been using the range every chance I get.Last game I played I shot an honest 38 on 9 holes par is 35.So I guess to make a long story short it takes a while but it is like riding a bike I suppose.....I hope to at least become a scratch golfer again hopefully,by the way back when I was playing golf it was not nearly as popular as it is today and that is why I quit back then,wished I would have just toughed it out and stayed with it
post #13 of 83

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Hello, I have my handicap listed as 3 (I believe), but I realy think i am better than that. I always play my best rounds in tournaments.

I cant seem to take just an everyday round serious, because i know no matter the outcome, it doesnt much matter. I always seem to focus and bring it in tournament rounds. In my limited tournament play, I have always strived in the tournament atmosphere. I have won almost all of the ones around where I play. I would say my tournament handicap is very close to scratch (if that makes any sense?)
post #14 of 83

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Not a lot of scratch golfers out there because even when you get to that level it takes a great deal of time to stay there. Not a lot of people have that kind of time to devote to their golf games, not to mention the money. I am a scratch player and I am lucky because I do have the time. It gets harder and harder every year though because more and more things cut into my practice and playing time. The difference between a scratch player and a 3 handicap is consistancy gained by practicing a lot.
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Originally Posted by Borf View Post
I would say my tournament handicap is very close to scratch
Do you post your tournament scores to you handicap? I guess it wouldn't make that big of a difference if you don't play in a bunch of tourneys compared to normal rounds.
post #16 of 83

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Originally Posted by NM Golf View Post
Not a lot of scratch golfers out there because even when you get to that level it takes a great deal of time to stay there.
Amen brother.

I got to the + side of handicap two years ago and have mananged to stay in that range or slighly on the other side since. Now with a 21 month old (and another on the way) it isn't going to be easy to keep it there. The good thing is that I feel comfortable with my swing and feel like I can reproduce it without too much trouble.

The big challenge is keeping the rust off of the short game. I played my first few holes (a rain-shortened tournament) on Saturday and had three 3-putts in the first 6 holes...and still shot 39.

It's fun being a scratch, but very hard to keep it there and even harder to improve upon it.
post #17 of 83

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Does it count if it was 30 years ago?
I hope to get close again this year
post #18 of 83

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Originally Posted by NM Golf View Post
Not a lot of scratch golfers out there because even when you get to that level it takes a great deal of time to stay there. Not a lot of people have that kind of time to devote to their golf games, not to mention the money. I am a scratch player and I am lucky because I do have the time. It gets harder and harder every year though because more and more things cut into my practice and playing time. The difference between a scratch player and a 3 handicap is consistancy gained by practicing a lot.
I agree with NM Golf not only does it take a lot of time and work to become a scratch golfer, but it takes a lot of time and work practicing the right things to stay there.


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