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I'm not sure how many people this would apply to, but for some it may be due to financial reasons they don't have an official handicap. This game is expensive though so I don't know if that's the case.


What is your opinion on a handicap established through something like Golf Logix? I know GolfLogix can compute your handicap, although I'm not sure its the same way it's done officially. Something I can probably test out after I leave work. It can't be used for tournaments (at least I assume it can't), but it is still computed by a 3rd party so it should be good enough for this forum where a lot of members don't have official handicaps.

I use golf logix and keep my own handicap in a spreadsheet. After my last two rounds, the numbers disagree. I can't figure out if I did something wrong or if GolfLogix figures something different. I have always had the exact same number but now I am about .2 different from the Golf Logix number.

 

Still, their number is close enough.

post #272 of 841

I like using an android phone app for distances during my round, and for keeping track of my score and stats.  But any rounds I play using it can't be used for a USGA handicap index (according to what I've read on the Missouri Golf Association web site).

 

So my cost would be $25 or whatever annually to my local golf club (or $55 annually to do it through the MGA website), plus paying for a separate distance-measuring device.  (And remembering to charge it up, etc.)

 

At my skill level, I'm not sure it's worth it yet.

post #273 of 841
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Originally Posted by Missouri Swede View Post

I like using an android phone app for distances during my round, and for keeping track of my score and stats.  But any rounds I play using it can't be used for a USGA handicap index (according to what I've read on the Missouri Golf Association web site).

So my cost would be $25 or whatever annually to my local golf club (or $55 annually to do it through the MGA website), plus paying for a separate distance-measuring device.  (And remembering to charge it up, etc.)

At my skill level, I'm not sure it's worth it yet.
If you make some breakthrough and get to scratch in a year you would have proof that you were a +20.

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post #274 of 841
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Originally Posted by geauxforbroke View Post

 

It's just a matter of signing up for it. I'm going to have to set one up soon so I have an established handicap before we go to Scotland in 2015. Muirfield requires an official handicap, and I'm sure there are others that do as well. 

Come join my golf league.  Handicapping service is part of the season dues. 

post #275 of 841
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Originally Posted by Motown88 View Post

 

I'm not sure how many people this would apply to, but for some it may be due to financial reasons they don't have an official handicap. This game is expensive though so I don't know if that's the case.


What is your opinion on a handicap established through something like Golf Logix? I know GolfLogix can compute your handicap, although I'm not sure its the same way it's done officially. Something I can probably test out after I leave work. It can't be used for tournaments (at least I assume it can't), but it is still computed by a 3rd party so it should be good enough for this forum where a lot of members don't have official handicaps.

I use golf logix and keep my own handicap in a spreadsheet. After my last two rounds, the numbers disagree. I can't figure out if I did something wrong or if GolfLogix figures something different. I have always had the exact same number but now I am about .2 different from the Golf Logix number.

 

Still, their number is close enough.


That would drive me crazy until I got to the bottom of it, but then I'm a numbers nerd.

 

(And it might be only 0.2 off now, but if there's an error who knows how big it could get at any given time.)

post #276 of 841
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Originally Posted by sacm3bill View Post


That would drive me crazy until I got to the bottom of it, but then I'm a numbers nerd.

 

(And it might be only 0.2 off now, but if there's an error who knows how big it could get at any given time.)

It does drive me crazy, but I have no way of knowing how the Golf Logix number is calculated so I have no way of finding the problem.

 

I'm guessing it is just a variation in how many rounds it uses, but I just try to forget about it since I can't know for sure.

post #277 of 841
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August 1st. Time to update those profiles boys and girls!

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post #278 of 841
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August 1st. Time to update those profiles boys and girls!

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Done!  Just got the FSGA email this morning. 

post #279 of 841
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Done!  Just got the FSGA email this morning. 

 

Me too.  Sometimes I look forward to that email, sometimes not so much.

 

Today my index dropped .6 which I'd normally be thrilled about, but my buddy's went up a full freaking point.  It's gonna be an expensive 15 days for me......  a4_sad.gif

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I enjoyed my 15 days as a 3.9...d1_bigcry.gif

post #281 of 841
My updated index is 6.5. I've never calculated my anti-cap, so I did it today. It is 10.8...
post #282 of 841
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

Me too.  Sometimes I look forward to that email, sometimes not so much.

 

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I enjoyed my 15 days as a 3.9...d1_bigcry.gif

LOL ... yeah it didn't bother me when 15 days ago I jumped from 6.8 to 6.9, because, after all, it's still a "6" ...... but this time ???  a5_crying.gifd1_bigcry.gif

post #283 of 841
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

 

LOL ... yeah it didn't bother me when 15 days ago I jumped from 6.8 to 6.9, because, after all, it's still a "6" ...... but this time ???  a5_crying.gifd1_bigcry.gif

LOL!  We should blame it on our instructors...e2_whistling.gifa2_wink.gif

post #284 of 841
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LOL!  We should blame it on our instructors...e2_whistling.gifa2_wink.gif

 

There's a money back guarantee from those guys, isn't there?  a2_wink.gif

post #285 of 841
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

August 1st. Time to update those profiles boys and girls!

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9.8 to 9.4. Done.

post #286 of 841
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

 

There's a money back guarantee from those guys, isn't there?  a2_wink.gif

Ha Ha, I can't complain at all to be honest.  I essentially have changed everything about how I swing the club this year and have still dropped from 4.5 in spite of all the changes, and losing my ability to putt.  With trying to get used to everything it is not bad at all really.  We can't all do it in a year...a2_wink.gif  

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post #288 of 841
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

August 1st. Time to update those profiles boys and girls!

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Profiles hell, crawfish (that's Bahamaian for lobster) season opens today.  c3_clap.gif

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