We seem to have a lot of posters who don't maintain a real handicap. I'm curious as to why..... I'm not talking about the guy that just started golf this year, or someone like Fourputt who's on something of a forced sabbatical, but rather the guys who play when they can and are serious/interested enough in the game to actually spend time on this forum.
While the purpose of a handicap is to allow for golfers of differing abilities to compete against each other on a relatively level playing field, for those of us interested in improving our game (everyone on this forum presumably) it also provides a method by which we can track our progress. Additionally, advice provided on the forum is often customized for the specific individual and an accurate handicap can provide some useful insight as to the perspective of someone seeking advice.....
Having said that, a couple of questions.
- Is the handicap as shown in your profile current.....say at least within the last 2 15-day revisions?
- Is it correct and "official", or some form of guess/estimate/self-calculation?
- If it's not current, correct, and official, why not?
- If it's not correct and official, do you know how a handicap is actually calculated? How are you calculating yours?
Just to start.... Probably no surprise since I started the thread, but mine is correct, official, and current. I try to remember to update with each revision if there's a change. Unfortunately, it went up .2 on the 15th.