This is the average handicap index among golfers in the United States
The USGA recently shared its handicap index stats from 2021 and this is the average handicap index among golfers in the United States.
Down to 14 flat in 2021 from 14.2 in 2020. The trend is continuing.
I'm trying to practice daily. And hone a new habit of 20 minutes putting every day as suggested in Bob Rotellas book "make you next shot your best shot." Today was planning to head to Danbury CT for a heated range, but found out they have just changed ownership and are closed until at least March. So off to the local range in the cold to do what I can do. I've got about 60 yds to work with, BYOB. Worked on skills items including half and quarter wedges (working on consistent CHS on my Swing Radar) since balls are a mixed lot and very cold regardless. Balance, tempo, etc. Shot patterns getting tighter, I'm not chasing after as many flyers, which gives me hope. Normal things I can do without much full swing work.
Despite the cold, I love being out there and hitting, it's almost meditative I think.