Well I have been aware of the USGA definition of a bogie golfer for some time so I not ignorant of that. But in my mind when someone says they're a bogie golfer I have always assumed they mean that they typically score about 90 +/- a couple of strokes on a par 72 course. While that isn't exactly the same as the USGA definition it is the language of most daily fee players I would suspect and is close enough for Government work.
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Poll Results: According to the USGA "Bogey Rating" what scores do you THINK you need to shoot to be a Bogey Golfer on a par 72 course with a course rating of 72.0 and slope of 113?
42% (12)90 gross average
0% (0)90 Equitable Stroke Control Average
7% (2)90 Equitable Stroke Control Average on your 10 best out of 20 rounds
14% (4)90 (for a man) & 92.1 (for a woman) Equitable Stroke Control Average on your 10 best out of 20 rounds
21% (6)93 (for a man) & 98.7 (for a woman) Equitable Stroke Control Average on your 10 best out of 20 rounds
14% (4)I don't THINK
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Glad to hear you are progressing- no reason to wait for 20 rounds from a single set of tees as the handicap system does a good job of determining the difficulty differences- this is why we have CR and slope so that the same player will end up with the same (or pretty similar) index regardless of where they play.
One issue I have with farther tees is not knowing the consequences of a mishit as I am new to them.
This makes me even more timid about making a good full swing. This factor compounds the distance difficulty.
The same goes for a course I have never played.
So, my handicap will be worse with longer holes, at least until I get used to my new swing.
BTW, what's a golfer who breaks 80 regularly called?
I chose "Not thinking" as I do not have USGA but EGA HC. But I am with Dave with this one.
The software I use for stats calculates also an unofficial USGA HC so I can compare. My EGA HC currently is 15.5 and my "USGA" HC would be about 18. My average for last 10 has been 92.2. I would say I am still a bogey golfer but with a good trend (and currently a broken knee).
nb. In case someone is wondering. The reason why my EGA HC is so much lower than calculated USGA HC, is because of two rounds of 85&86 which lowered my EGA HC by 1.2 shots each.