Re: how do "you" define high, low, mid handicap golfers?
Originally Posted by sosinsurr
+ handicaps are better than scratch. The average of their top 50% of scores are below the course rating and thus have to 'give strokes back to the course'. If the course rating is 73.1 and you are a +1, then your 10 best scores of your most recent 20 rounds are about 72, or 1 below the course rating. This is simplifying the formula of course but you get the idea.
Also for all offering their opinion and saying an 8 usually breaks 80, this is unlikely. We must remember that handicap is the average of the 10 best scores of your most recent 20. You could shoot 75-82 10 times and 82-95 10 times and still be an 8 handicap or even lower (simplifying again). I would bet that around a 5 is when people are consistently breaking 80. I'm a 3, although trending lower right now, and i still shoot the occasional 82 or 84.