Correct, current and official, for me.
Originally Posted by kw purp
Its current, but I just take what my average score is over par. This year my average score is 82.2, so 10 is the handicap I say. I havent played a course that wasnt part 72 yet this year. I dont know the formula or care enough to really go through it all. 10 is a good enough display of my playing ability.
That is fine for keeping track of your progress but it has nothing t all to do with what your handicap would be. And so long as you don't play in tournaments or play against anyone on a handicapped basis that is fine.
Originally Posted by trackster
Yeah, but the thing with handicaps is that they are official if you pay for them to be official. That is it. It is still you keeping your own score and you entering your own scores into the computer.
No there is also the peer review of the scores, which should be taking place.
Originally Posted by Meltdwhiskey
FWIW - in Georgia, you can join the state golf association (GSGA). From there, you declare a 'home course' from a list. You don't have to be a member of a Country Club or anything. Then they give you a GHIN number and you start putting scores in.
I'm sure you can do this right in the pro shop of any of the clubs on the list - but I did it online. Now that I have it, it seems easy. But I remember having trouble getting info on how to do it.
How do they finesses the peer review requirements of the USGA? I'm not a member of a country club but I AM a member of a club and there is a handicap committee and chairman that are responsible for peer review. And the general membership is also responsible for peer review. It almost sounds like they are completely ignoring Section 8 of the USGA Handicap Manual.