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1 hour ago, saevel25 said:

"Golfers playing in a normal number of events (defined as eight during a two-year period) should place first no more than once and may have one other high finish, such as fourth place, in that eight-event span. Anything beyond that is not statistically reasonable."

Just because, it will be detrimental to those who are improving their golf game. What if someone starts a year off playing at a 15 handicap. Works their butt off, and constantly improves, dropping to a 5 handicap over the next two years. If they play in tournaments, their handicap should go down, but it will not catch up to the rate they are improving, and they could very likely finish high in a lot of tournaments. Maybe the program will flag it and an adjustment would be made.

This is why human judgment is important in this process. From reading the article, it sounds like this is not an automatic adjustment and the handicap committee still needs to review it.

That said, if someone loses that many strokes on their handicap and is still winning a lot of tournaments as a 5, they probably still need an adjustment. The handicap system is not built to reflect quick improvement like that. 

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I hate sandbaggers but I don't think this system catches the ones who are proficient at it. We tried it out last year on a trial basis but didn't follow up this season. After hearing the original presentation, it appeared to me that it was started by a scratch or low handicapper who just doesn't like to give strokes and is frustrated with the handicap system as a whole.

We track who plays and get very aggressive when players don't post their scores. Not much you can do about the guys who post "honey-do" scores when, say, they are playing with their spouse but, if it is a competition of any kind, the golf staff posts the scores. And those of us who play for money, well, if we tolerate the sandbaggers, that's on us. We know who they are. 

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5 hours ago, phan52 said:

. And those of us who play for money, well, if we tolerate the sandbaggers, that's on us. We know who they are. 

Yeah, I hear you there. I can't avoid it in league, but it affects calcutta bets, so that's something I have to be careful with. 


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