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post #325 of 888
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

 

The USGA says that the most likely score is only if you have not only started play of the hole, but have progressed to a point where a projection is reasonable.  It is primarily aimed at providing a score for handicap when playing a match and a stroke  or hole is conceded after both players are on or near the green.  If you hit OB off the tee, find your ball after your 3rd stroke in the trees with a pitchout to the fairway as your only play, then you concede the hole to your opponent and pick up, the rule requires that you post par plus.  I realize that it doesn't sound fair when you would most likely have reached your ESC, but it is done that way to avoid the potential for sandbagging.  

 

I thought the other way too until I saw it direct from the USGA.  It's simply an anti-sandbagging measure.  It's also thought that such a case shouldn't occur often enough to be a major factor in your handicap.  

 

Got it.  I learned something today.  I'd have to agree with the last thought as well.  I hate I didn't know the rule, but I have almost never invoked the rule I thought it was.  I usually play out / finish the round etc.

post #326 of 888

Back under 7 again!  Let's stay down here this time, dummy!!!

post #327 of 888
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Back under 7 again!  Let's stay down here this time, dummy!!!

Nice congrats!  

 

I continue to go from 4.0 to 3.9 to 4.0 to 3.9.  See everybody next time when I am back up to 4.  

post #328 of 888

Just went from 9.4 to 9. Course handicap hasn't changed (11), but I plan for that to go down as well in the next cycle.

post #329 of 888
Thread Starter 

It sounds as if everybody took advantage of some of what I gave back this cycle to move forward themselves......  b4_blushing.gif

 

You're welcome!

post #330 of 888

Up to 11.2, bummer.  Back to work.

post #331 of 888

Down a considerable amount thanks to a couple low 80 rounds.  I think I'll only be able to get out to the links 2 or 3 times for the rest of the month so it shouldn't change much next month which is fine by me!  I'm playing a couple high end courses in South Dakota at the beginning of next month so if I can play decent my handicap should continue it's downward trend.  Only took the majority of summer to find my game again but better late then never!

post #332 of 888
Last 2 revisions...went from 10.9 to 11.3 to 11.9. My putting has been horrific.
post #333 of 888
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Originally Posted by MyrtleBeachGolf View Post

Last 2 revisions...went from 10.9 to 11.3 to 11.9. My putting has been horrific.

Did you ever break 10?  I was ever so close at 10.2!

post #334 of 888
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Did you ever break 10?  I was ever so close at 10.2!

10.9 is my lowest to date. I started keeping an official handicap about 11 months ago. I have 3 differentials under 10.0 in my last 20. Hopefully I'll get my putter working and get it back down.
post #335 of 888

Starting a week from tomorrow, I'll be playing a lot of golf during 2 of the 3½ weeks I'll be in Colorado.  I'm going to hang on to my cards and calculate a new index from them, since it's been almost a year and a half since my last round.  By this time next month I should have some current data to work with.   I have a bad feeling that it's not going to be as low as I'd like.  z7_no.gif

post #336 of 888
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

Starting a week from tomorrow, I'll be playing a lot of golf during 2 of the 3½ weeks I'll be in Colorado.  I'm going to hang on to my cards and calculate a new index from them, since it's been almost a year and a half since my last round.  By this time next month I should have some current data to work with.   I have a bad feeling that it's not going to be as low as I'd like.  z7_no.gif

If you end up with a layover in Orlando, give me a call and we'll play. I'll pick up and deliver you back to the airport!

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post #337 of 888
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

Starting a week from tomorrow, I'll be playing a lot of golf during 2 of the 3½ weeks I'll be in Colorado.  I'm going to hang on to my cards and calculate a new index from them, since it's been almost a year and a half since my last round.  By this time next month I should have some current data to work with.   I have a bad feeling that it's not going to be as low as I'd like.  z7_no.gif

If you end up with a layover in Orlando, give me a call and we'll play. I'll pick up and deliver you back to the airport!

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I'm flying through Charlotte on US Air, so that probably won't happen this trip.

post #338 of 888
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

Starting a week from tomorrow, I'll be playing a lot of golf during 2 of the 3½ weeks I'll be in Colorado.  I'm going to hang on to my cards and calculate a new index from them, since it's been almost a year and a half since my last round.  By this time next month I should have some current data to work with.   I have a bad feeling that it's not going to be as low as I'd like.  z7_no.gif

 

Good luck, Fourputt.  ( Perhaps, you should change your user name to Oneputt to strat things on a right frame of mind. c2_beer.gif )

post #339 of 888
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I'm flying through Charlotte on US Air, so that probably won't happen this trip.

Maybe they'll divert! a2_wink.gif
post #340 of 888
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

Starting a week from tomorrow, I'll be playing a lot of golf during 2 of the 3½ weeks I'll be in Colorado.  I'm going to hang on to my cards and calculate a new index from them, since it's been almost a year and a half since my last round.  By this time next month I should have some current data to work with.   I have a bad feeling that it's not going to be as low as I'd like.  z7_no.gif

Just have fun Brother!  It is the REAL reason we play this crazy game!

post #341 of 888
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post

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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

Starting a week from tomorrow, I'll be playing a lot of golf during 2 of the 3½ weeks I'll be in Colorado.  I'm going to hang on to my cards and calculate a new index from them, since it's been almost a year and a half since my last round.  By this time next month I should have some current data to work with.   I have a bad feeling that it's not going to be as low as I'd like.  z7_no.gif

Just have fun Brother!  It is the REAL reason we play this crazy game!

 

The fun is guaranteed.  This is by far the longest layoff I've had since I became more or less hooked on the game in 1973.  One week from right now we'll be headed to whatever course my brother has made a tee time for (looking like Keystone Ranch at the moment - RTJ resort course in Summit County, CO).  I'm starting to count off the hours now. c3_clap.gif

post #342 of 888
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

Back under 7 again!  Let's stay down here this time, dummy!!!

Congrats, Drew. I myself just dropped to 8.8 - my all time lowest index. It's kind of surreal, since in March/April of this year, I was playing some of the worst golf of my adult life. My index had ballooned to a 14.1, and I had accuracy issues with my driver that I began to fear I would never fix.

 

But after our Talega outing, I began to focus closely on my tempo (thanks to Beachcomber's buddy for that tip) and things have really clicked for me since then. I keep fearing that the old habits are going to creep back into my swing, but so far so good. I may be playing slightly above my head, but I'll enjoy being a single digit handicapper while it lasts!

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