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9 hours ago, David in FL said:

You can also download the app for your phone or tablet.  Highly recommended.  :beer:

I haven't seen an app for the handicap manual, only for the rules.  Have I missed it?

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1 hour ago, DaveP043 said:

I haven't seen an app for the handicap manual, only for the rules.  Have I missed it?

It’s all the way at the bottom of the rules page on the app

Not sure, but you may need the Full Rules version to get it...

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43 minutes ago, David in FL said:

It’s all the way at the bottom of the rules page on the app

Not sure, but you may need the Full Rules version to get it...

Thanks, I see it now.  

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1 hour ago, David in FL said:

It’s all the way at the bottom of the rules page on the app

Not sure, but you may need the Full Rules version to get it...

It just loads a web view of the handicap rules site.

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I understand that you MAY post these rounds, but can someone please explain WHY you would post a round for handicap with the assumption that you have played the last 5 holes in nett par?

The only thing it can possibly do is contribute to a vanity handicap.

In no way does 13 holes approximate  a full round of golf, so what is the point of pretending to have played 5 holes to your handicap when you haven't? Just call it 13 holes of golf. I can understand that there may be occasions when a whole field has their round counted and estimated due to thunderstorms or something in a shotgun start, but to me it would seem crazy to play 17 holes and then just give myself a nett par on 18, let alone 30% of the holes.

 

And as for match play rounds with concessions.....come on! Really?

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5 hours ago, leftybutnotPM said:

I understand that you MAY post these rounds, but can someone please explain WHY you would post a round for handicap with the assumption that you have played the last 5 holes in nett par?

The only thing it can possibly do is contribute to a vanity handicap.

In no way does 13 holes approximate  a full round of golf, so what is the point of pretending to have played 5 holes to your handicap when you haven't? Just call it 13 holes of golf. I can understand that there may be occasions when a whole field has their round counted and estimated due to thunderstorms or something in a shotgun start, but to me it would seem crazy to play 17 holes and then just give myself a nett par on 18, let alone 30% of the holes.

 

And as for match play rounds with concessions.....come on! Really?

Why?  Because if you play within the USGA system, those are the rules.  All rules have to draw some kind of arbitrary lines, and that is where the USGA has chosen to draw the line in these situations.  With the principles that the USGA uses for its handicap, to choose NOT to post these scores could amount to sandbagging.  Either way, to choose not to follow the rules is to intentionally manipulate your handicap, and I think we can all agree that handicap manipulation is wrong.

I understand that if you're in the CONGU system, or some of the other handicap systems around the world, the idea of posting match play rounds, or incomplete rounds, seems wrong.  Its wrong to you only because you've been in a system where the "lines" have been drawn in different places.

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5 hours ago, leftybutnotPM said:

 

And as for match play rounds with concessions.....come on! Really?

To add slightly to @DaveP043‘s response, a concession of the hole does not mean concession of your score.  You post the score that you would have most likely achieved.  A tap in conceded, count it.  A 20 foot putt conceded, add 2 strokes.  

Subject to your maximum score for the hole under Equitable Stroke Control.  

 

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