Hmm, not following your logic. Maybe if I give you mine you can show me where I'm going wrong:
- Rounds played for the purpose of posting a handicap must follow the rules of golf.
- The rules of golf state that practice on the course on the same day of a stroke play competition is not allowed.
- A round played for posting a handicap is not stroke play competition, since according to the definition of that in 3-1, such a competition requires competitors, a winner, turning in a scorecard to a committee, etc.
- Therefore it is acceptable to practice on the course the same day of a round played for the purpose of posting a handicap.
Here's your problem. By incorporating the Rules of Golf, which govern competitions, to solo play, the handicap manual requires that solo rounds be played under the rules that apply to competition.
This is the most succinct way I think I can say it: The Handicap manual only permits posting of solo rounds played under the rules of golf. The rules of golf establishes the rules of competition. Therefore, the handicap manual only permits posting of solo rounds played under the rules of competition.
I might be wrong about the rules of golf directly applying only to competition, but I don't think so. Section II is "The Game" and it has three rules; one describing what golf is, one explaining match play, and one explaining stroke play. The stroke play rules talk about competitors and stroke play competitions exclusively.
Edited to remove horribly misinformed statement.