It's been good, because It helps me find playing partners of a similar skill level. I notice somewhere around 15 handicap, people start having confidence and want to play with better competition. I can tell they don't want to play with me, and that is truly 100% okay - I understand.
Somewhere around 20 handicap and above, everyone says "I'm not very good", to which I reply "I just started playing last year", and voila, we have a nice time together.
Next year my goal is to do some Net Score competitions, and HC is req'd for those.
Not sure on percentage but I think you'd see an increase in turnout overall and certainly in states like CA, NY and TX where a decent size of the population hasn't factored into a presidential race in a while.
Right that makes sense to me.
If people are motivated or feel they have a chance to matter they'll make the effort to vote.
While I agree that stuff will typically matter more in our daily lives than who's president, the presidential race is the main attraction and the one that really gets people to the polls. There are a lot of CA voters out there that know way more about the presidential race that what Prop 59 is. Maybe not Prop 64 though
Bingo my thoughts too.... realized long ago I'm never going to be a Pro Golfer and on the tour so why go out every round trying so hard to lower it..and placing to much added pressure on myself
I also realize that for more then even want to admit it, it's bragging rights. The water cooler discussion for the day amongst buddies and all.. "hey man I'm a __ handicap now what about you?"
I don't take golf to serious or myself for that matter to really care, it's not the be all end all of who I am... it's a hobbie and a pleasure of mine that I enjoy...
I do applaud all who make it their goal though... shows your dedicated to a goal and that's awesome.... just not for me.... if I can continue to shoot 85-90 every time I tee it up then I'm good with that and I have fun....
When I'm dead and gone I really don't what my tombstone to say..."here lays a ___ handicapper, wow was he good" lol
I have a $1500 Gitzo that I'd never use for this but have some cheaper Manfrotto's that would work well with it. For me it's as much about storage room as it is price. My wife already complains that my golf and photography equipment takes up too much space.
Thanks for inviting him, it's worth asking.