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Finally gave into the peer pressure...

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...have only been on the forum for a few weeks now but I just couldn't take the guilt any longer so just finished signing up with my local golf association online, got my GHIN#, and on my way to getting a handicap established.  I was going to wait until next year but figured I had 7 scorecards saved over the last few weeks so why wait...besides, I hear its not addictive and ALL the cool kids are doing it these days...HAHAHA!

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[S][/S][quote name="BuckeyeNut" url="/t/70589/finally-gave-into-the-peer-pressure#post_908660"]You will be official!!  haha....very nice! [/quote] Thanks! Looking forward to being able to track my progress and, who knows, maybe it will even prompt me to put it to use in some league type play somewhere down the road. :-D
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...have only been on the forum for a few weeks now but I just couldn't take the guilt any longer so just finished signing up with my local golf association online, got my GHIN#, and on my way to getting a handicap established.  I was going to wait until next year but figured I had 7 scorecards saved over the last few weeks so why wait...besides, I hear its not addictive and ALL the cool kids are doing it these days...HAHAHA!

Good for you. :beer:

Don't worry about the number.....it is what it is.

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Don't worry about the number.....it is what it is.

Yes, and at the end of the day, you're the only person who cares about it. If you care very little, then that's good too. If you care a lot, that's also up to you.

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Thanks gents, I'm a bit of a stats geek when it comes to measuring performance so I am looking forward to having another number I can use to track my own personal progress. I really like the fact that it shows you your differential based on the individual course rating and slope, seems very beneficial when trying to guage how your round actually matches up (at least scoring wise) relative to different courses played. I posted 6 prior scores last night, 3 from my shorter home course (5,800 yd, par 70, 67.1/124) and 3 from a longer course I frequent (6,300 yd, par 71, 69.8/126). The average differencials were 26.3 on the home course (25.4, 27.2, 26.3) and 28.9 on the longer course (24.4, 33.4, 28.9). Honestly, I would have thought the spread between the averages on these 2 courses would have been much wider (at least that's the way it feels when I play the longer course, haha).
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Welcome to GHIN!  Do obsess about your HC.  Just play and work on continuing to improve and it will come down by itself.

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Thanks gents, I'm a bit of a stats geek when it comes to measuring performance so I am looking forward to having another number I can use to track my own personal progress. I really like the fact that it shows you your differential based on the individual course rating and slope, seems very beneficial when trying to guage how your round actually matches up (at least scoring wise) relative to different courses played.

I posted 6 prior scores last night, 3 from my shorter home course (5,800 yd, par 70, 67.1/124) and 3 from a longer course I frequent (6,300 yd, par 71, 69.8/126). The average differencials were 26.3 on the home course (25.4, 27.2, 26.3) and 28.9 on the longer course (24.4, 33.4, 28.9). Honestly, I would have thought the spread between the averages on these 2 courses would have been much wider (at least that's the way it feels when I play the longer course, haha).

Wow, similarity is eerie.  I've just logged my 6th score, too, and got my first official handicap of 22.7.

I am in a major slump and the 6 scores are the worst 6 rounds I had in a long time.    I am afraid I may be sandbagging unintentionally.   What if I get out of my slump when I enter my 1st tournament that uses 100% handicap?   I may win the darn thing hands down :banana: .   Nah ... with my luck and Murphy's law, I can do my worst yet at my 1st tournament.    Then again, I may win and the club may DQ me for improper submission of scorecards.   Then again, I may never enter a tournament - I am pretty sure it will add to my stress (and I play golf to reduce stress from work, and personal life). :-D

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