How often should you play to your handicap in non competition rounds??
Reason I am asking is I keep getting a few funny comments about my handicap being to high and as such we normally get on the topic of "how often should you play to your handicap?"
The people I am playing against say you should only play to your handicap on a rare occasion (even in social rounds). Now for me this seems a little harsh as you are playing of easier tees and without the pressure of a comp.
For myself personally I am currently playing off 20 handicap and we normally play stableford in social rounds. Now in stableford on a good round I score 38-42 and a bad round can be 28-32, with the average being around 36-38. So for me my handicap should maybes be around 2-3 shots lower, bringing my average just under par.
As I have only played 4 comps, 3 being last year since I joined the club. I tell the guys don't worry about it, it will sort itself out this month once I play a handful of comps.