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post #361 of 841

mine is probably fairy accurate but the truth is i haven't kept a real HC in 6-7 years. I just dont care.

post #362 of 841
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Originally Posted by Strandly View Post

Yeah 106 slope rating from the blue tees.

A Slope of 106 from the blue tees is a very easy golf course. One of the lowest slope numbers I've ever seen.
post #363 of 841
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A Slope of 106 from the blue tees is a very easy golf course. One of the lowest slope numbers I've ever seen.

 

I think you might be mistaken how slope rating works.  The lowest value is 55, the highest is 155.  113 is an average difficulty course.  I don't know if I would call half a dozen points off average difficulty "very easy".

post #364 of 841
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I think you might be mistaken how slope rating works.  The lowest value is 55, the highest is 155.  113 is an average difficulty course.  I don't know if I would call half a dozen points off average difficulty "very easy".

Most of us would consider anything under 113 easy. I personally have only played one course with anything under 120.
post #365 of 841
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I think you might be mistaken how slope rating works.  The lowest value is 55, the highest is 155.  113 is an average difficulty course.  I don't know if I would call half a dozen points off average difficulty "very easy".

Alhambra golf course in CA. "Almansor" is rated 107 from blues.par 71. I'm usually -10 off my normal score.
post #366 of 841

"easy" is a relative term.  I have never played a course under 119. Over 120 is noticeably more difficult for me, however, depending on the course design, sometimes I tend to score better on the higher slopes.  I played today at MCAS Miramar slope 127/70.2 and scored a 94. Using my best three differentials, nothing has changed and I am still at 21.0 which represents 96% of the average of the lowest three. If I used only the best of my 9 hole scores, my differential would be somewhere around 16 if I calculate that correctly.  BUT since I always play 18, I do not do that.

post #367 of 841
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Time to update.....

Big Move for me. First time under 5 this year. This is gonna cost me some money over the next 15 days! b1_ohmy.gif
post #368 of 841
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Originally Posted by Strandly View Post

I think you might be mistaken how slope rating works.  The lowest value is 55, the highest is 155.  113 is an average difficulty course.  I don't know if I would call half a dozen points off average difficulty "very easy".

 

113 is an average difficulty as it relates to the way handicaps are calculated. Think of it as a course of "neutral" difficulty - a 16.0 index will get 16 strokes.

 

That doesn't mean it's "average" in terms of what's out there in the world. If I were to guess, I'd estimate that 80% of the courses - at least - in the U.S. are 114 or higher from their one-forward-of-the-back tees.

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Time to update.....

Big Move for me. First time under 5 this year. This is gonna cost me some money over the next 15 days! b1_ohmy.gif
Well done sir! Just think ... If you posted that swing you'd probably be pushing into the "3's" by now. ;)
post #370 of 841
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Well done sir! Just think ... If you posted that swing you'd probably be pushing into the "3's" by now. ;)

When you're right, you're right. ;)
post #371 of 841
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Well done sir! Just think ... If you posted that swing you'd probably be pushing into the "3's" by now. ;)

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When you're right, you're right. ;)

You're killin' me....!
post #372 of 841
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You're killin' me....!
Hey, you were the one that opened that can of worms last week ... It's simply our job to bust your balls about it! ;)
post #373 of 841
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Hey, you were the one that opened that can of worms last week ... It's simply our job to bust your balls about it! ;)

Well said, and ignore any comments I made about your excuses earlier.

We want a swing video...oh wait, I haven't done one either...

Oops :-p
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Do share!!

I used to bend more at the waist at putting address.   Over time..... I trended away from this setup.  Think ala....Nicklaus....over the ball with the putter.

 

 I am seeing the line better and rolling the ball more consistently down the intended line.  this isn't for everyone, but it works for me.

post #375 of 841
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113 is an average difficulty as it relates to the way handicaps are calculated.

I can't remember the last time I played a course with a 113 slope...

 

Do they still exist?  LOL   It's probably been 20 years that I played a course with a slope that low......and this is AVERAGE???  I haven't played any wide open cow pastures lately.....is this why?

post #376 of 841
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I can't remember the last time I played a course with a 113 slope...

 

Do they still exist?  LOL   It's probably been 20 years that I played a course with a slope that low......and this is AVERAGE???  I haven't played any wide open cow pastures lately.....is this why?

 

Kindly do yourself the favor of reading the REST of what I wrote above. It is not the average slope of courses out there, no.

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

 

113 is an average difficulty as it relates to the way handicaps are calculated.

I can't remember the last time I played a course with a 113 slope...

 

Do they still exist?  LOL   It's probably been 20 years that I played a course with a slope that low......and this is AVERAGE???  I haven't played any wide open cow pastures lately.....is this why?

 

It's not an average, it's the mean number for handicap calculation purposes.  It is not the average slope for all courses, simply an arbitrary median for evaluating and rating course difficulty.

post #378 of 841
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

 

It's not an average, it's the mean number for handicap calculation purposes.  It is not the average slope for all courses, simply an arbitrary median for evaluating and rating course difficulty.

Not to be pedantic (OK, maybe a little), but mean and median are quite different things.

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