So as I understand it, your handicap should not be a number you shoot better than quite a few times. From the USGA.
So a scratch golfer with a HI of 0 isnt someone who shoots par everytime but maybe 25% of the time. Or is a scratch golfer someone who averages out to par but with a HI of +1 or +2?
No, but there is historical evidence in the library that it or something resembling it is a threat. It didn't come from nothing.
Yes and Yes. It's just that it is only 'officially' knwn to work on perceptions from the 5 senses which are atleast somewhat involuntary. Conscious teaching of gut to ignore threat as you did is kinda stuff that is either brilliant or gets folks killed...
Anyway, glad it worked to your benefit. My daughter is allergic to peanuts (oderate to heavy depending on what) and I guard her like a hawk.
The official definition involves ability for male to hit 250 .. reach 470 in 2, or female to hit 210 and hit 400 yd. hole in 2.
Informally, people probably view it more like GD:
Similarly, various club pros have told me that a scratch golfer has a 2 HDCP or less.
The USGA 2016 events site doesn't talk about scratch golfers, but it did specify max HI for amateurs entering its high-level tournaments:
* US Open = 1.4
* US Women's Open = 2.4
* US Amateur = 2.4
* US Women's Amateur = 5.4
* US Senior Amateur = 7.4
* US Women's Amateur = 18.4