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6 hours ago, HJJ003 said:

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. 

Thanks for the welcome HJJ003 and the swing thread idea! I might just do that 🙂 I think I know what I'm doing wrong, I just can't seem to stop it at the moment. It's all poor contact with irons. Last round I hit 11/15 fairways and the rest of my drives were near the fairway. No penalties. But just 1 GIR. Ughh...Maybe I can change that today. I play in a few hours.

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On 12/2/2018 at 2:26 PM, HJJ003 said:

Up to 21.3 :/. Just keep working and I crack into the teens soon I’m sure. 

Up again to 21.7

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On 7/25/2013 at 5:13 AM, David in FL said:

-  Is the handicap as shown in your profile current .....say at least within the last 2 15-day revisions?

-  Is it correct and "official", or some form of guess/estimate/self-calculation?

-  If it's not current, correct, and official, why not?

-  If it's not correct and official, do you know how a handicap is actually calculated?  How are you calculating yours?

I don't have an official HI. Up until this year I've never considered playing in a tournament so I've never bothered to get an HI. 

I have a spreadsheet and have checked and rechecked to make sure that the formula used (much more complicated than I thought it was) and the math for the entered scores are correct. I have played so irregularly in the past that I had to go back 3 years to get 20 rounds. I "think" I'm better than I was 3 years ago but the sample size is so small. Add to all this that I'm certain there are "mulligans" in most of my past scores so I'm probably higher than the ~18 I've calculated and listed.

All that said.... my goals for 2019 are to significantly improve my game (lessons! practice!), play 15+ rounds of golf, keep score ACCURATELY for each of the rounds that I play. I may join a club in 2019. If not, I will join one in 2020 so I can play some tournaments. So yes, an official handicap is in my not too distant future.

Looking through the thread at the arguments for and against handicap has certainly been interesting. 

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Count me among those who do not have an "official" handicap index. I do maintain a spreadsheet that contains all the relevant formulae and it is accurate. Some might say "What's the use?'.  They are right, but at least gives me a constant reference when playing various courses. I no longer compete and am chronologically impaired. 

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My handicap was current as of November 1st, 2018. 

I've actually played in November, December and January. But for one reason or another didn't put them into my handicap. (For example we played "worst shot" or something.)

I use a phone ap to keep my handicap. For years I had an official one with a card and everything. Now I just keep it on my phone.

Since I've been playing a lot more golf I was thinking of going back to keep an "official" one. But I think I'm going to wait until the new handicap rules come out. 

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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.

Since 10/4/18, it went 13.3 -> 13.4 -> 13.5 -> 14.4 -> 13.6 -> 13.0 -> 13.0.      13.0 is still my best ever HI.   I can't seem to go below that though.  

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Seeing the 2019 Newport Cup thread reminded me to add my scores from my fall Kentucky and Pinehurst trips into my spreadsheet.

Thanks to some decent golf on some tougher courses than I usually play, handicap dropped from 9.5 to 8.7.

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Mine is official and as current as possible. The course I play is on winter rules and GHIN won't accept new scores from me on that course. Fortunately (or unfortunately :-() I haven't shot better than my abysmal handicap since the course went winter so new scores wouldn't change it.

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