This is something close to what I would have expected. In the example, a 14.0 Index shoots a Differential of 7.2 for the first 9. They add the "expected differential" of 8.5 to come up with a 18-hole differential of 15.7. Take that 8.5 "expected" differential, double it for 18 holes, we come up with a Differential of 17, or about 3 higher than the player's HI. That's pretty close to the average score for a typical mid-handicap player, 3 over par.
I've never played this course but from the article to me it seems people did want to play it so I am guessing simply the sale of land is more profitable than keeping the course open. Any one here play this course? It reads like it went down hill the last couple of years and given the resurgence of golf after the pandemic I would expect it had traffic but not reinvesting into the course with expectation of selling.
An upcoming auction will determine the fate of this once-proud Ohio golf club
"I know there are people who want it to remain a golf course," said a realtor. And it still could be.
He’s hoping to play once a month in 2024:
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Every completed tournament without a WD is positive, though it remains to be seen if that’s 36 or 72 holes.
.2 above is minor and my guess is if you stick with eating better & exercising that will continue to drop. Not to rat out my wife, but she dropped her A1C from 7 to 6.0 in six months and her doctor was ecstatic. Still needs to knock it down more but 6 is much better than 7.