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I moved from +0.7 to +1.  My intent was to move closer to 0 for the Cup.  I don't know what happened...

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I haven't been playing long enough to even think about a handicap yet but I do use my average score as a yard stick to track my progress. Not sure I would ever make it official if you can just work it out yourself online, don't think I could justify the several hundred pounds it would cost to join a club in order to get it. I Suppose if I wanted to enter any tournament that would be different

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1 hour ago, phillyk said:

I moved from +0.7 to +1.  My intent was to move closer to 0 for the Cup.  I don't know what happened...

HAhahahahaha - I wish I had that problem 

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Back up again.

And I'm done. Recording and posting only confirmed what I already knew.

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Went from 11.9 to 10.8 thanks to a couple rounds in the mid 70s and no rounds in the 90s.

Really starting to see the evolvr lessons paying off. Will have to play really solid golf in the next month or two to get this into single digits this season, but definitely should get there next year.

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I don't repost mine that often, because I forget it quite often, and then it always takes me a while to remember where you update the index.

Had a few bad rounds that offset my great (for me) rounds of 79 and had handicap slide back up.  With the shorter and shorter days, not sure have enough time to get it down to single digit before the season ends up here and the courses shut down.

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On my profile, I put mine as 20 as a guess. But I just used an online calculator (golfsoftware.com) plugging in my last 9 rounds and it came back with 14.8. I'm in the bogey golfer range. Is that number viable?

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5 hours ago, Slugox said:

On my profile, I put mine as 20 as a guess. But I just used an online calculator (golfsoftware.com) plugging in my last 9 rounds and it came back with 14.8. I'm in the bogey golfer range. Is that number viable?

It is, but a bit less accurate due to the limited number of rounds you've entered.

 With 9 rounds, your index is calculated using your 3 lowest scores (actually differentials).   Once you have a full 20 scores entered, your index is calculated using your lowest 10 scores of the last 20 scores that are entered. 

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7 minutes ago, David in FL said:

It is, but a bit less accurate due to the limited number of rounds you've entered.

 With 9 rounds, your index is calculated using your 3 lowest scores (actually differentials).   Once you have a full 20 scores entered, your index is calculated using your lowest 10 scores of the last 20 scores that are entered. 

Yep, awhile back, since only three lowest differentials were used, I could have claimed to have been in nearly single status status and the mediocre rounds had zero effect.  Now, each round has an impact and can change my index by a whole point or more. OTOH, should I card several very good rounds in sequence, it will force those mediocre ones out of contention. 

"what goes around.....comes around".

Edited by Hacker James

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On 10/1/2017 at 11:53 AM, Popeye said:

I haven't been playing long enough to even think about a handicap yet but I do use my average score as a yard stick to track my progress. Not sure I would ever make it official if you can just work it out yourself online, don't think I could justify the several hundred pounds it would cost to join a club in order to get it. I Suppose if I wanted to enter any tournament that would be different

You don't have to join a club to get an official handicap.  Check out Thegrint

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1 hour ago, David in FL said:

It is, but a bit less accurate due to the limited number of rounds you've entered.

 With 9 rounds, your index is calculated using your 3 lowest scores (actually differentials).   Once you have a full 20 scores entered, your index is calculated using your lowest 10 scores of the last 20 scores that are entered. 

That makes sense. Thank you. I have no delusions of grandeur, I was just kinda surprised it was that low. I'm sure I have 11 more rounds in that general vicinity, but I don't recall them accurately. Regardless, I can see and feel the improvement, and that is enough to make me happy.

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On 22/10/2017 at 1:03 AM, dennyjones said:

You don't have to join a club to get an official handicap.  Check out Thegrint

Good find! Does anyone have a UK equivalent? Looks like this is only valid in the us? 

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On 10/21/2017 at 9:08 PM, Slugox said:

That makes sense. Thank you. I have no delusions of grandeur, I was just kinda surprised it was that low. I'm sure I have 11 more rounds in that general vicinity, but I don't recall them accurately. Regardless, I can see and feel the improvement, and that is enough to make me happy.

Remember, too, it's not an average, but a measure of your "potential." Even after it throws away the "bad" rounds (of varying number, until you get to 20 rounds), it further reduces your handicap by multiplying by 0.96.

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Mine is GHIN as a member of Texas Golf Assn. BUT though I was moving down a little each month, I'm stuck. No change Sept or Oct. Carpal tunnel struck Sept. 28 and I haven't been able to play since. Getting an EMG tomorrow and hopefully surgery or at least a pain-killing injection soon after. I'm grieving over no golf in my life! -Marv:-(

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12 hours ago, iacas said:

Remember, too, it's not an average, but a measure of your "potential." Even after it throws away the "bad" rounds (of varying number, until you get to 20 rounds), it further reduces your handicap by multiplying by 0.96.

I wont get to 20 rounds until next year some time. I'm at 11 now, and typically play Fridays. Either way, my scores are in a predicatble range, and I have plenty of things I see to work on. The drive continues.

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