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post #415 of 888

I finally joined a golf club and am about to start turning in official scorecard.   I am on a major slump and recently went from 12 to 17 handicap (unofficial).   The way I am playing now, I am likely to turn in pretty bad scores to establish a high handicap index (> 17).   I am told that works in my favor for tournaments which I am not very convinced.  

 

As for turning in a scorecard, is there well known format that one must follow?   Does someone has to attest it, date it, etc?   

post #416 of 888

My club uses the GHIN system which allows you to enter them online.

post #417 of 888
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rkim291968 View Post
 

I finally joined a golf club and am about to start turning in official scorecard.   I am on a major slump and recently went from 12 to 17 handicap (unofficial).   The way I am playing now, I am likely to turn in pretty bad scores to establish a high handicap index (> 17).   I am told that works in my favor for tournaments which I am not very convinced.

 

As for turning in a scorecard, is there well known format that one must follow?   Does someone has to attest it, date it, etc? 

 

 

Good for you!

 

Most private clubs will have specific requirements.....  Most will allow you to post the scores yourself, either at the clubhouse or on-line.  Some will also have you drop your scorecard into a box that will allow for periodic and random review by the handicap committee.  Generally you do not have to have individual scores attested to.  Tournament scores will be.

 

If it's a non-private club, you just post at the clubhouse or on-line.  If your club uses the GHIN system, and if allowed by the club, you can post directly on-line using a smart phone and the GHIN mobile app.  Very convenient and quick.  I usually have my score in before I have my first post-round beer.

 

Please ensure you're versed in adjusting your score for (handicap posting purposes only) under Equitable Stroke Control.....it's a vital component to keeping an accurate, official handicap.

 

 

4-3. Equitable Stroke Control

 

All scores for handicap purposes, including tournament scores, are subject to the application of Equitable Stroke Control (ESC). This mandatory procedure reduces high hole scores for handicap purposes in order to make handicaps more representative of a player's potential ability.

 

A handicap determined from scores to which ESC has not been applied may not be termed a Handicap Index.

ESC is used when a player's actual or most likely score exceeds a maximum number, based on the table below, for the player's Course Handicap from the tees played. (For nine-hole Equitable Stroke Control table, See Section 10-5c.)

 

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post #418 of 888

I haven't played much in the past year or so, so I changed mine to ?.? to reflect that.  Once I join a club and start playing regularly, I will maintain an accurate and current handicap.

post #419 of 888
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meltdwhiskey View Post
 

My club uses the GHIN system which allows you to enter them online.

 

 

We can post online, especialy away scores. But when posting a home score, we want the scorecard as well. Our handicap committee does a monthly random audit to see how people are keeping score with relation to ESC (plus, keeping tabs on suspects. This ain't the TSA, and we profile). And we want the overall data for when we re-assess our per-hole handicaps. We have done so much work on the course over the last 10 years that we probably need to update that soon. Some of the holes play significantly different.

post #420 of 888
Having said that, a couple of questions.

-  Is the handicap as shown in your profile current.....say at least within the last 2 15-day revisions? Current (2.5)

-  Is it correct and "official", or some form of guess/estimate/self-calculation?  Correct

-  How are you calculating yours? Maryland State Golf Association through my old Course Membership in MD, just moved to a different Country Club in VA but haven't changed over to VA State yet (GHIN), as my course is closed for renovations and didn't see the need to pay for a handicap when I have one currently.
post #421 of 888

Just updated mine, 16.7.

 

 

Had a look at my stats yesterday and I was a 24.0 handicap in August 2013.. 2 months later and I've lowered it by 7.3, very proud :-).

post #422 of 888
Thread Starter 
As much as it pains me, it's that time again.....

My 3 lowest rounds dropped off, and I've been in a funk for the last 2 weeks. Up to the highest my index has been in almost a year!

Should drop next time, but for the next 15 days, I'm gonna get in the pockets of some of my buddies! a2_wink.gif
post #423 of 888

15.9 - an all time low

post #424 of 888

Still at 8.4, as none of the scores I've shot since the last revision counted to my cap. I suck right now, but my handicap is stuck in neutral.

post #425 of 888

12.7.  Did not play well the last couple of months.

post #426 of 888

17.9 since establishing an official handicap through GHIN at start of October.   1st GHIN handicap index was a horrid 22.7 which was mainly due to my slump & switching to newer home course which is unforgiving.   Got out of the slump (thanks to chiropractics sessions which loosened my stiff neck and upper back) and got used to the course.  I've posted a few normal scores on 2nd half of October and it lowered my handicap to 17.9.  

post #427 of 888

Finished at 13.7 with some strong scores after Labor Day. Can't post scores after 10/31 in MN but should get a few more rounds in before freeze up.

post #428 of 888
Thread Starter 

No movement......

 

The good news is I'm getting 3 from my buddy now.  That's gonna help ease the pain, but of course, I've paid for those 3 strokes over the past 30 days!  :yucky:

post #429 of 888
Got my GHIN# on 10/15 and my first official HI today is 24.3. High, for sure, but given this was my first summer back and my first round differential of the year was a 39.6 back in July (before I officially started posting scores for HI purposes) and I can live with it for now. Next year's goal will be to get it into the teens!
post #430 of 888

Well, first post in this great forum is the day of the revision: 10.7 index... same as I ended up last year at this time, with the difference that I've been out for 4 months due to a back iunjury and only played April, May (hdcp went up to a 14.9) and October.

Last scores were in the low 80s so the trend to single digit for next year is there and very achievable!

 

Btw this was the last revision for posting scores in OH

post #431 of 888

Revision day!

 

And nothing has changed. Still 8.4, which will remain my handicap for our winter games because this is the last revision in our district until April 1. I'm in big trouble unless I can dodge the thieves.

post #432 of 888
Quote:
Originally Posted by phan52 View Post
 

Revision day!

 

And nothing has changed. Still 8.4, which will remain my handicap for our winter games because this is the last revision in our district until April 1. I'm in big trouble unless I can dodge the thieves.

 

GHIN doesn't get updated even if you enter scores from warmer climate outside of your district?   Can you explain this?

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