Played a course this weekend with the following tees/ratings:
Black - 70.9/126 - 6,408yds
White - 68.0/117 - 5,791yds
I usually try to play the tees in the 6,200 range, but since the whites were so short we decided to play the Blacks.
Once we started playing we found that the Black tee markers on every hole were only a few yards behind the Whites. 420 yard holes were playing about 370, etc. This was consistent across the entire round. I would guess the Blacks played about 6,000 yds for the round, at most. It looked like maybe they were doing maintenace toward the back half of the tee areas and had pushed everything forward.
My question is this, would I still record my score for handicap purposes using the Black rating? It doesn't seem fair to give myself the Black rating when the course played much closer to the White difficulty. Or do I just use the rating for the tees that I played, despite the disconnect between the scorecard and the actual yardage?
I am guessing I log the Black rating, but has anyone else encountered something like this?