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No. For me it all about the flow of the round, knowledge of where to be when others are hitting shots, whether they are ready to play when it is their turn, how people handle the ebb and flow of putting out when we are on the green, and knowing when to keep quiet and when it is fine to talk. Handicap does not always correlate to all of these types of things.

Some low handicappers appear to do nothing prior to their time to play a shot... it is as if the whole flow must stop, and they begin thinking for the first time about the shot ahead -- as if it is time for the world to stop and focus on them. So, there can be problems with both low and high handicappers, in my opinion.

I'm usually not too interested in hearing all about what went wrong with someone's shot when I have my own worries to content with. Also, there are times to compliment and times to say little. It is a social game for most of us, but if a round is all about one guy's travails and complaints, it gets tiring.

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Its nice sometimes to play with some people who are a higher handicap because you then dont have to compare your shots to someone of your own calibre so you just relax and swing more freely which most of the time works out in your advantage!

There are 8 of us every saturday morning, 3 of them are in the 20's and i enjoy playing with them, not because they are high handicappers but because they are sound people who are there to have fun but take things a little serious (play for money)

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they can drag you down sometimes?

#1 and #2 have nothing to do with being a high handicapper. Jerks come in all levels of skill.

#3 - usually doesn't bother me unless I have to spend a lot of time helping them look for their ball - that can be distracting. I once won the low gross in my flight shooting an 82. The three guys I played with shot 113, 114 and 117. Whew! I thought I should have won a special award for that!!

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I never thought of blaming someone else just for who they are and how they play for my bad score lol

Try waiting on the green while someone is hitting their 8th shot...

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they can drag you down sometimes?

of course, and in many ways, mostly in the area of slow play, attitude, etc... but then again a High Capper can be enjoyable to play with as well as they can make the atmosphere funny, light hearting etc..... I guess it all matters who the person is as a person and not their game

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they can drag you down sometimes?

I played 27 holes yesterday - the first nine by myself, the second nine with two guys that had some idea of what they were doing and would keep up (10-15 hcp) and the 'bonus nine' with two guys that were at least 30 hcps and had no concept of maintaining pace of play. Guess which 18 I shot 75 on, and which 9 I shot 41 on after being +6 thru 5 holes.

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Ive only walked off once because of somebody elses poor play. This particular time It was really frustrating because i almost had to help this guy find his ball after every swing. He was trying to keep up with me by taking big wild hacks at the ball. On this course the 7th hole turns by the parking lot so i just told him i had to go. I dont usually have a issue of playing with high cappers as long as they play briskly and are friendly.

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If you are a low cap player whose game deteriorates when playing with a high cap player, what happens in match play when you get paired against one and have to give up strokes?

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If you are a low cap player whose game deteriorates when playing with a high cap player, what happens in match play when you get paired against one and have to give up strokes?

When im playing a higher capper in a match or money game, the onus is on them to take advantage of it. I just have to do my thing. I wont give anyone more than 3 a side, so its usually competetive when im in that situation.

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I've stopped playing with low and high handicappers. I dont care what you shoot it's all about pace of play. Basically give me a high handicapper that keeps good pace over a low handicapper thats slow as dirt any day or vice versa.

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I've stopped playing with low and high handicappers. I dont care what you shoot it's all about pace of play. Basically give me a high handicapper that keeps good pace over a low handicapper thats slow as dirt any day or vice versa.

PERFECT

I have played with low cappers that take FOREVER to putt, or take 6 practice swings, or dont play ready golf. It isnt as common as a slow highcapper, If i had a dollar for every slow highcapper..... jerks are jerks no matter the HI

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When im playing a higher capper in a match or money game, the onus is on them to take advantage of it. I just have to do my thing. I wont give anyone more than 3 a side, so its usually competetive when im in that situation.

You hit the nail on the head for me. I dont like playing against people where I have to give them 14 strokes...it's just silly. I shouldnt be competeing with golfers at that level and I know they dont really want to play against me either...

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I tend to play better with better players and worse with not so good players. I'm not what you would consider a low capper anyway, but I definitely don't take the game less seriously because my playing partner has a high handicap - i just tend to feel more pressure when playing with a better player (and I guess its a good thing that I play better under pressure )

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You hit the nail on the head for me. I dont like playing against people where I have to give them 14 strokes...it's just silly. I shouldnt be competeing with golfers at that level and I know they dont really want to play against me either...

I dont mind playing low cappers at all. I agree with you that its silly to give someone like me(22HI) strokes since I have the ability to play down to low 80's. If I record a round with no blow ups, then I imagine my score would be 80-84. I usually blow up 2 or 3 holes a round then play under bogey golf. I dont like playing a high HI, but without more practice whats one to do?

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I don't mind playing with bad players as long as they keep up. The most frustrating thing for me are these one or two guys I have played with when I have to wait for them to hit 2-3 shots before I can play a second...

This is pretty much my only problem when playing with other people. If you have to take focus off of your game (and my game pretty much requires all of my focus) to help them with theirs it makes this hard game that much harder. And since proper golf etiquette requires we assist our playing partners you really can't ignore them and stick to your own game.

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I dont mind playing low cappers at all. I agree with you that its silly to give someone like me(22HI) strokes since I have the ability to play down to low 80's. If I record a round with no blow ups, then I imagine my score would be 80-84. I usually blow up 2 or 3 holes a round then play under bogey golf.

If you could shoot between 80-84, then you wouldnt be a 22 Handicap. I have played with 22 cappers and they shoot nowhere near those numbers. Im not saying you can't have a career round and play well, but for you to shoot an 80 or 84 would be difficult. Dont get me wrong, I still feel I could beat a 22 handicapper most of the time even with giving them all those strokes. I think the handicap systems is a joke some times. Aat my club we play 80% of handicaps.

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