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Just disgusting. 6/15 update was 9.8, by 7/15 it jumped to 11.7, then the 9/1 update went to a 14.0, and todays has me at 14.8. I've lost my game and the harder I try, the worse I am getting.

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I used to have an "official" handicap, GHIN card and everything, but at some point, maybe within the last couple of years, I actually looked up the formula for calculating it. Once I saw how it was done, I said to myself, "that's it? I can do that myself", and so I do using an excel spreadsheet, saving 40 bucks in the process. To me, the only reason for having a GHIN handicap card is if you're playing someone you don't know for money and I don't play with people I don't know for money. I do play in a league for money but for that the handicaps are calculated by the golf club using a formula that differs from the official formula in that it gives more weight to the more recent league rounds on some sort of a sliding scale, so it's different than my "real" handicap. The one listed in my profile is the correct handicap and relatively current. If it goes up or down by a couple of 10ths I don't bother changing it. Maybe by the end of the current season I'll update it.

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I am now a 0.0. I was carrying a + index for the first part of the year, but I haven't been playing all that well the last few months. All my scores are around par, I just can't seem to go low or even shoot under par at all lately. I hate to blame it on my putter, but my GIR % has stayed about the same as has my proximity to the hole. I just cannot seem to get the ball rolling on line. My birdies per round average is down, and my 3-putts have crept up ever so slightly. I made a change to the claw grip and I am seeing improvement, but I have a lot of work to do to get completely comfortable with it.

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In my most recent update I dropped from 9.6 to 9.5. 

Not too much variation in my scores lately so not surprising that the handicap stayed virtually the same. Seems like I'm pretty consistently between 78-85. 

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13.0.     Will likely go up a full point in the next one as my personal best score (a fluke of a round) will come off the list.

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I have one, but I don't ever use it. I play with guys of similar ability and we play straight up.

I guess I keep it around in case I need it for a tournament, but most tournaments I do play in are either scratch or scrambles where it doesn't matter and we build our own team.  I don't have any interest in winning the 3rd flight of the club championship.

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On 10/4/2018 at 5:19 PM, rkim291968 said:

13.0.     Will likely go up a full point in the next one as my personal best score (a fluke of a round) will come off the list.

Stayed at 13.0 as my personal best score stayed "in" the list.   It will go off in the next reporting.    But things are looking good.  13.0 is my best ever official HI and is giving me hope that I can get down to single digit if I keep at it.

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27 minutes ago, NatalieB said:

5.0! The lowest ever.

Congrats!   All of the hard work is paying dividends!   Keep at it.    I'm excited to see your continued progress.

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Hi All! New to the forum. This seemed like a good thread to start on. It has been great to read so many stories about your golfing experiences in various threads! My index is currently 6.2 and current and official. Up from 6.1 the prior revision. And likely going up again on the 1st unless I stop my decline. I went on a month vacation and forgot how to play when I returned. I've had 6 scores in a row in the 90s and high 80s after a summer of breaking 80 consistently. I guess that's golf 🙂 in a nutshell. Maybe I can break the curse tomorrow...

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5 hours ago, NearGreenman said:

Hi All! New to the forum. This seemed like a good thread to start on. It has been great to read so many stories about your golfing experiences in various threads! My index is currently 6.2 and current and official. Up from 6.1 the prior revision. And likely going up again on the 1st unless I stop my decline. I went on a month vacation and forgot how to play when I returned. I've had 6 scores in a row in the 90s and high 80s after a summer of breaking 80 consistently. I guess that's golf 🙂 in a nutshell. Maybe I can break the curse tomorrow...

Welcome to TST! Sounds like your a pretty good golfer going through a bit of a rough patch. Consider posting a “My swing” thread and get some feedback on what might be causing your issues. 

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