Originally Posted by trackster
Would you rather be accused of being a Vanity capper or a Sandbagger? I personally would be more offended by being called a vanity capper. By calling someone a vanity capper you are accusing them of not having the potential that they claim. If you call someone a sandbagger, you are pretty much complementing them and telling them that they are better than they claim. Seeing as I would bet most people would much rather be accused of sandbagging than vanity capping, it only seems right that vanity capping is worst.
Honestly, I would rather not be accused of anything.
However, in playful jest, I agree that being accused of being a sandbagger is more fun.
However, It is rare that someone would say something like "Man, you must be a vanity capper". For one, that is a sure way never to play with them again. Secondly, they could just be having a bad day.
Incidentally, I just looked at your original post. Your playing partner was more or less correct. 25 to 30 doesn't really make that much difference. Just like my "18" handicap. The purpose of my 18 is that when I do play under tournament conditions, that I am not given something like 2 strokes per hole. That would be unfair, since on any given day I could play much better than that.
For example, if you and I play against each other. You are a 15 HP, and I can play anything from 15 to 25 over on any given day. By your logic, I should take a 25 HP. So, I get 10 strokes more strokes more than you on the get go, rather than 3. Let's also say I am having a 15 over kind of day. By the end of the day I would have netted 10 strokes on you. Do you consider this fair?
In fact, the lower your handicap the more important it is to keep and report it accurately. You are in this category, because you need to par 2 to 3 holes per round. I can bogie all of them, and even double some of them depending upon the course.
Edited by Lihu - 6/11/13 at 1:50pm