Re: how do "you" define high, low, mid handicap golfers?
Great thread, especially clam bakes answer. I'm a high handicapper, but have improved my ball striking considerably. However, trouble off the tee on anything but an iron or hybrid has consistantly added 10 strokes a round (at least
) to my scores. So that reply spoke to me.
Another thing I'm glad to see addressed is false handicaps. I play with the same group most of the time and everyone is honest about their scores and plays by the rules. However, I recently played with someone who said they shoot a 96 or so on average. So, I figured we were about even in terms of skill. Well, I shot probably my best round ever (a 91) and he shot a 114! That's even with a few I know were left off the scorecard and could easily have been a 120. I know my game needs work and I'm constantly working on fundamentals, but I looked like I was on tour playing with this guy. I think that shows how many people completely lie about their score by teeing up another drive, play a chip over if they duffed it, etc. All you really do is make yourself look ridiculous by lying or cheating. It wasn't too long a go I averaged 108 or so. But, I never lied about it.