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What Is Your Anti-Handicap?

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A post on the forum handicap thread got me thinking that it would be interesting to see the spread between your low 10 and your high 10 differentials, as compared to others within your index range.

Sure, we know that the typical 10 handicapper can compete with another 10 capper on a level playing field when both are shooting well. But what about those off-days where nothing goes right? Are you more consistent or less consistent than the others within your index range? I thought it would be interesting to see, so I'll kick it off.

10/1 Index - 8.3.

10/1 "anti-cap" diferentials. 14.2 + 17.1 + 16.2 + 13.1 + 12.9 + 15.0 + 16.4 + 14.7 + 12.7 + 16.9 = 149.2 / 10 = 14.92

14.92 x .96 = 14.3 "anti-cap"

14.3 - 8.3 for a spread of 6.

Anyone else willing to try?

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A post on the forum handicap thread got me thinking that it would be interesting to see the spread between your low 10 and your high 10 differentials, as compared to others within your index range.

Sure, we know that the typical 10 handicapper can compete with another 10 capper on a level playing field when both are shooting well. But what about those off-days where nothing goes right? Are you more consistent or less consistent than the others within your index range? I thought it would be interesting to see, so I'll kick it off.

10/1 Index - 8.3.

10/1 "anti-cap" diferentials. 14.2 + 17.1 + 16.2 + 13.1 + 12.9 + 15.0 + 16.4 + 14.7 + 12.7 + 16.9 = 149.2 / 10 = 14.92

14.92 x .96 = 14.3 "anti-cap"

14.3 - 8.3 for a spread of 6.

Anyone else willing to try?

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10/1 Index - 8.3.

10/1 "anti-cap" diferentials. 14.2 + 17.1 + 16.2 + 13.1 + 12.9 + 15.0 + 16.4 + 14.7 + 12.7 + 16.9 = 149.2 / 10 = 14.92

14.92 x .96 = 14.3 "anti-cap"

14.3 - 8.3 for a spread of 6.

Anyone else willing to try?

My 10/1 index is 7.0 and my anti-cap is 12.1.  Difference being 5.1.

I'm gonna try and be optimistic here and say that the big difference for guys like us shows that we have lots of potential to improve. ;)

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My scores have been unusually consistent through the last 20, anti-handicap currently at 13.5. But I trended down 3 points in less than two months and still heading down so better than average golf for me recently. Earlier in the year it would have been messy when I had a barrage of high 40's 9 hole combined scores. My bounce back stats have been really good lately and it's helped minimize the damage.

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Mine is spread of 4.   Handicap = 17, Anti-cap = 21.

Average of 20 rounds = 19.   I track my average as the most significant data as a couple of exceptional round can skew the handicap index.

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OK, I like this. My info as of 10-1

Average differential: 20.44

Index: 16.8

Anti:   22.5

Shakiness quotient: 5.7 - which, according to the Pope of Slope article linked earlier in this thread (and much earlier in time), makes me a Wild Willie

But then it gets strange.  On that site, the HC guru there (Dean Knuth) gives some probabilities that make me quite an out of the ordinary golfer.  Per the site:

A golfer plays to his HCI 25% of the time.  I am at 22% (20 times in 90 rounds).  This one works out.

Odds are 1 in 200 (0.5%) that you will beat your HCI by 3 strokes.  I have done this 8 times in 90 rounds or 8.9% of the time.

Odds are 1 in 570 (0.2%) that you will beat your HCI by 5 strokes.  I have done this 3 times in 90 rounds or 3.3% of the time.

Odds are 1 in 82,000 that you will beat your HCI by 10 strokes.  I've never actually done that, but in 90 rounds have beat it by 7.4, 9.4 and 8.1. I'd bet the odds get pretty high against these numbers.

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Just found this thread. Never knew about anti-handicap before, so here's mine:

Current Handicap - 19

Anti-Handicap - 26.7

I have scores from 2010 that are used in my handicap calculations which I don't feel accurately depict my game anymore, so if I used my scores from the last 10 rounds:

Handicap, last 10 rounds - 21.9

Anti-Handicap, last 10 rounds - 27

I think that's a much more accurate representation of my golf ability.

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I just got a handicap.  I only have eight rounds in so far, so only two count, and I've had my two best rounds of the summer, so... my (vanity) handicap is 7.1 and my anti-cap is 14.4 for a diff of 7.3.

...by the time I get 20 rounds in, I think my anti-cap will probably be closer to 16, and my handicap will probably be around 12 or 13.  I still have a lot of variation in scoring, so I expect a difference of 5-6.

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My 10/1 index is 7.0 and my anti-cap is 12.1.  Difference being 5.1.

I'm gonna try and be optimistic here and say that the big difference for guys like us shows that we have lots of potential to improve. ;)

Since this thread got bumped I figured I'd recalculate.

Handicap is now 6.4 and anti-cap is 11.1, with a new delta of 4.7.  I'm narrowing the gap a little bit at least. ... But not much. ;)

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6.8 and 9.9. I'm consistent, but I've lost a stroke and a half on my scoring average over the last 6 months. I still feel like I'm about to turn a corner though. God....I hope so.

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13 currently but mostly due to some funky combined scores. I have a couple of differentials in the 14-15ish range that are bad combined 9 scores. My new low is a 4.6C so moving in the right direction. Though it's really low CO course ratings that get me, have to play near 7k yards to find ratings close to par.

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At what spread does an Anti-HC start letting one know that one is inconsistent?

My current HC is 34.5 and my Anti HC is 42.8 so a spread of 8.3.

PT - Are you still affiliated with Scorecard, @iacas ?

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