The ladies I used to play with just give themselves a double bogie at most and move on. Then they post that score for their GHIN handicap. So many of them believe they shoot in the 80's or low 90's ( is this what is meant by a vanity handicap?).
So we had our club championship, (its my first year as I'm new to the area) and honestly none of the women in that particular playing group posted a score under a 100. One woman was visibly upset, crying and everything that she didn't shoot in the 80's. She shot 100 and 110. I understand nerves come into play...but really?
So I know, get to the point. The point is, if you never write down that triple, quad, etc. on your scorecard, you might freak out seeing that high number in competition and never recover from it, and play horribly for the rest of the round. Plus, if your'e playing for a net score win, you can forget that too! I'm done😏!