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post #433 of 736
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Originally Posted by rkim291968 View Post

 

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

 



The Golf Association of Philadelphia has an inactive season that begins on November 1 and rounds played on courses observing an inactive season are unacceptable for handicap purposes. If I play a round at a course observing an active season (Florida, for example) during our inactive season, I could post that score and it would adjust accordingly. But I don't expect to be playing any rounds in an area with an active season this winter, so my handicap will not change. I'm most probably stuck with my 8.4 until April because our off season money players don't adjust per our inactive season scores. I tried to implement a "winter handicap" adjustment just for our off season games a couple of years ago but I couldn't get everybody on board.
post #434 of 736
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Originally Posted by rkim291968 View Post
 

 

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

 



The Golf Association of Philadelphia has an inactive season that begins on November 1 and rounds played on courses observing an inactive season are unacceptable for handicap purposes. If I play a round at a course observing an active season (Florida, for example) during our inactive season, I could post that score and it would adjust accordingly. But I don't expect to be playing any rounds in an area with an active season this winter, so my handicap will not change. I'm most probably stuck with my 8.4 until April because our off season money players don't adjust per our inactive season scores. I tried to implement a "winter handicap" adjustment just for our off season games a couple of years ago but I couldn't get everybody on board.

Same here in NY, no scores can be posted until April unless they are in an area observing an active season.  I have a few trips planned to Myrtle Beach in February and March will have to check if they will be in active season then.

post #435 of 736

With the November revision, I'm done posting scores for 2013.....I went from 1.6 to 1.7 and that is where I will stay until after I begin posting scores again April 1st.

post #436 of 736
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With the November revision, I'm done posting scores for 2013.....I went from 1.6 to 1.7 and that is where I will stay until after I begin posting scores again April 1st.

 

Gulp!   That's 6% decline.  :-)

post #437 of 736
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Originally Posted by rkim291968 View Post
 

 

Gulp!   That's 6% decline.  :-)

LOL.....yes..I trust your math.

 

All kidding aside, I had a huge comeback to finish the year.   I started the year at 1.6 and my index slowly climbed all year.  I was in a funk with no end in sight!! I peaked at 5.4 with no expectations for improvement.    I considered it the "NEW NORM"....and accepted my fate.

 

Out of complete nowhere, my game suddenly clicked towards the end of the year and I played well down the home stretch.  I am shocked/thrilled to be back near where I started.  ;-)

 

This year was a crazy journey.........

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Edited by BuckeyeNut - 11/2/13 at 1:13am
post #438 of 736
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I'd love to have this problem ;-)

post #439 of 736
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Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut View Post
 

LOL.....yes..I trust your math.

 

All kidding aside, I had a huge comeback to finish the year.   I started the year at 1.6 and my index slowly climbed all year.  I was in a funk with no end in sight!! I peaked at 5.4 with no expectations for improvement.    I considered it the "NEW NORM"....and accepted my fate.

 

Out of complete nowhere, my game suddenly clicked towards the end of the year and I played well down the home stretch.  I am shocked/thrilled to be back near where I started.  ;-)

 

 

I specifically remember a post of yours earlier in the year where you were obviously upset that you weren't playing well. It was a revelation to me that no matter how good one becomes - even a handicap most of us would kill for -  there will always be some sort of frustration. I'm glad your game ended up getting better.

 

To the OP, of the two courses I belong to, the one I play the most has no rating or slope (Caberfae Peaks in Cadillac, Michigan). My handicap at the other course is over 30 according to my GolfLogix app. Since I don't play tournaments, my exact handicap isn't important. Never worried about posted it here because I've always assumed anyone reading my posts can easily tell I'm a high handicapper.

post #440 of 736

Whether you are a 0-10-20 or 30 HC.....nobody wants to trend in the wrong direction, and it can happen to anyone.   Yes...this was a CRAZY frustrating year for me, but it ended with a cherry on top! LOL

 

I've said it before and I'll say it now.....my seasonal goal is to just hang on and not get 'much' worse.  I know that's a bad attitude, but that's the plan.  I'm 46yrs old and have been playing for 20+ years...I'm in "Hang On" mode...LOL

post #441 of 736

Mines current however I can see a trending up right about club championship time.:roll:

post #442 of 736
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Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut View Post

LOL.....yes..I trust your math.

 

All kidding aside, I had a huge comeback to finish the year.   I started the year at 1.6 and my index slowly climbed all year.  I was in a funk with no end in sight!! I peaked at 5.4 with no expectations for improvement.    I considered it the "NEW NORM"....and accepted my fate.

 

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This year was a crazy journey.........

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That wouldn't be possible in the UK. You can only get adjusted in qualifying comps plus 10 supplementary cards per year so it would take about 3 years to go up from 2 to 6! In your system, the handicap reflects your current ability and in ours it reflects potential. I've been at my current club for 3 years and of all the people I regularly play with who's handicaps range from scratch to about 11, none have changed more than one shot in that time.
post #443 of 736

Up to 7.3 after a couple of mediocre rounds replaced a couple of good ones last week.  But the worst is probably still to come.  2 of my best remaining differentials are dropping off with my next two rounds....

 

Better turn it around quick or else 8's here I come. :(

post #444 of 736
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No change again. Stuck at 6ish for a stinkin' month.
post #445 of 736
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

No change again. Stuck at 6ish for a stinkin' month.

 

Much better than getting stuck at bogey golf.    My 4 past GHIN numbers are NH -> 22.7 -> 17.9 -> 19.2.    It is likely go down as I have seen signs of getting out of slump: neck/back issues nearly fixed, swing form back to normal, getting used to the new home course, and understanding all the score counting rules (I know now what to avoid).  

post #446 of 736

http://www.gapgolf.org/charts.asp?sfile=static/archive/2013_handicap_season_ends_release.html

 

Handicap score posting for the Philadelphia region ended Oct. 31

The posting of scores from courses in the Philadelphia region ended Oct. 31.

Only scores from areas that are still in active seasons, such as Arizona, California, Florida and South Carolina, are eligible to be posted to your handicap record. Those areas The Golf Association of Philadelphia will resume active score posting at the start of its next season — April 1, 2014.

The Golf Association of Philadelphia will revise handicaps eight times during the offseason to incorporate any scores posted from other areas. The dates for these revisions are Nov. 15, Dec. 1, Dec. 15, Jan. 1, Jan. 15, Feb. 1, Feb. 15, March 1 and March 15.

post #447 of 736

Not official.  But I use a website that does the calculations exactly like official.

 

I didn't know about only posting a max number for really bad holes - but those rounds with those holes are unlikely to be in the top 10 of my top 20 rounds anyway.  (usually indicate a meltdown that hits more than one hole) - I see the website handles that also.....

 

I don't compete, I don't even like side betting.

 

It's kinda clever how they do the handicap.

 

It's been a good year of improvement - didn't think I could get to single digits at all - hoping to maintain it when the snow melts next year....

post #448 of 736

We're done here, yesterday was the last day, so I am playing offseason golf until 4/15/14. Honestly I am relieved. When I started trending down I made a mess of things trying to top myself every time out. It led to some really fun golf and some really frustrating golf. None the less it gave me a good platform to work from and I intend to do some mental work in the offseason to prepare for the push next year. I don't plan on playing any courses next season with a rating that less than par.

post #449 of 736

34.4 Unofficial, current, accurate. Using the Yahoo Handicap Calculator. 

 

The scores haven't yet fully reflected it, but I know I'm getting better. I know this because I was somewhat disappointed with my 113 today.

 

I know I left some shots out there that I had in me. And I shot 48 on the back 9, with a birdie on the last. Normally, I'd take a 113 and run!

 

This time, I feel like a sub-100 was within my grasp -but I know it's within my capability. SOON!

 

 

 

Edit: I'll make it official once I stray from 'worse than double bogey golf', toward 'bogey golf'.


Edited by sofingaw - 11/15/13 at 8:11pm
post #450 of 736

12.2.  I think that's it for posting in MA for the season.  Kind of disappointing this year.  Started in the low 11s, went down to 10.2 but then had a bad couple of months.  I know what I need to work on in the cold, dark New England winter.

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