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What do you think my handicap will be?

post #1 of 17
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I'm currently an 8 handicap as a 15 year old sophomore in high school. What do you think I will be shooting by the time I'm a senior?
post #2 of 17

There's no way to answer this in any sort of useful manner, so let me guess a number purely out of speculation:

 

I think you're capable of playing to an 8 handicap so I think you'll still be right there as a senior. If you practice diligently and get good guidance, you could go a bit lower. Getting below about a 4 is hard though so you'll need to practice really diligently and get really good guidance to do that.

 

You can only answer this yourself. What do you want us to tell you when we don't know your game, background, or level of commitment?

post #3 of 17
Depends.

Will you get better, or worse?
post #4 of 17

you will get better but you need to work on your short game 70-80 per cent of the time

post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by Hate2-3putt View Post
 

you will get better but you need to work on your short game 70-80 per cent of the time

http://thesandtrap.com/t/58816/65-25-10-practice-ratios-where-to-devote-your-practice-time

 

You need to work on your long game about 65% of the time. The short game is usually the easiest way to lower your score but you can't lose as many strokes as working on your long game over the long term. 

post #6 of 17
I think you will be at a 6.7
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by 14ledo81 View Post

I think you will be at a 6.7

lol.  Are we placing bets?  Can I go Price Is Right style and choose 6.8?

 

Silly question OP ... there is absolutely no way anybody on here could tell you the answer to that.

post #8 of 17

You will be a 15, because you will learn to count.

post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by meenman View Post

You will be a 15, because you will learn to count.
LMAO
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by hsgolfer View Post

I'm currently an 8 handicap as a 15 year old sophomore in high school. What do you think I will be shooting by the time I'm a senior?

Shooting what most golfers do when the get older-BS

post #11 of 17
Possibly much lower. I averaged mid to high 80s as a sophomore, and mid-70s as a senior. I didn't really change anything about how I worked or focused. I got a little taller, a lot stronger, my body stopped changing every five minutes, and I gained confidence and experience.

Not saying that will happen to OP, or that he doesn't need to practice. But simply being 15 can really hold you back, and when you're 18 you don't have the same limitations.
post #12 of 17

I'm gonna say you will be somewhere between 0 and 20.

 

Seriously, no one can asnwer that question. If they can, I would also like to know which stocks will show a 500% increase by August.

post #13 of 17
Play with scratch golfers. You'll see your good shots are probably as good as them, but they don't have the misses you have. Plus you'll see how good they putt from within 6 feet.

If you're still growing as most teens are, you may grow into additional lenght which means lower scores usually.

I play often with one of the top ranked 14 year olds in Florida. The kid gets better every day. He drives the ball in the 300 yard range already. He plays with the top golfers in his area. 1 year ago he was shooting 80, now he's usually close to par.

So young players can improve dramatically.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by hsgolfer View Post

I'm currently an 8 handicap as a 15 year old sophomore in high school. What do you think I will be shooting by the time I'm a senior?

Stay focused and work with your coaches and good instructors.  Don't focus on the handicap number.  Focus on improving.

post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
Just
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Originally Posted by freedrop View Post

Shooting what most golfers do when the get older-BS
just cause your a 27 doesn't mean I can't be an 8?
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by meenman View Post

You will be a 15, because you will learn to count.
that makes no sense.
post #17 of 17

When I was 15 years old I was about a 20 handicap. I'm now 19 years old and a 4.6. It just takes practice.

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