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Predict Your Handicap One Year From Now

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  1. 1. One year from now my handicap will be....

    • The same
      12
    • Lower
      92
    • Higher
      8


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I'm in a similar situation, I've played the best golf of my life over the last few years, even as I approach 60 years old.  I don't see much chance that I'll get a whole lot better, mostly because I doubt that I'll ever dedicate the time and effort that I know it would take.  On one hand, I do envy higher handicaps a little, that are still in the improving stage.  On the other hand, I bet they envy the low-handicap players for how well we play right now.


Yep, I have been as low as 4.3 and at that time I was stretching it a bit I realize now but I turn 50 next sunday and think I may be able to get those last 3 or 4 strokes off  my index before I get too much older I play alongside a lot of older guys who are low single digits like 1's and 2's and I'm hoping to get good enough to play alongside them, I definitely hit the ball far enough still it's just narrowing those misses and tightening up the short game will get me there I think.

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Started the year at 15.8. Down to 12.1 now. Having back surgery in November. Doc says 3 months recovery at best. 6 months tops. I'm praying for 3. Hate to say it but I have to say higher.

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Hopefully lower by 2 strokes. A little more work on the short game and better course management should get me there. Improving putting distance is a big help especially the long putts, but the first two are musts.

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If all goes according to plan, I'll be graduated from college and have some extra free time to put towards my golf swing. I'm hoping to drop 1 or 2 strokes off my game by next year at this point.

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If all goes according to plan, I'll be graduated from college and have some extra free time to put towards my golf swing. I'm hoping to drop 1 or 2 strokes off my game by next year at this point.

I don't know about you, but when I graduated from college, I had LESS free time, not more.  In college I could schedule my classes around my golf time, but in a real job my bosses weren't quite so cooperative.  On the other hand, I hear that a lot of today's graduates have a hard time finding a job.  In that case, you'd have plenty of  free time, but no money to pay the greens fees.  Either way, good luck! :smartass:

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I'm at around 17 right now. My country club just got a new coach so I'm going to go take lessons for the first time and hopefully this will help drop my scores to the low teens or even close to single ( I can always dream).

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I haven't played enough golf in last couple to even have a handicap.  But going to get serious about golf in 2016. Taking lessons and going to driving range and vetted entire bag revamped. So I can only get better.  Question will be how much time and just how well it is possible for 62 man to shoot and still stay married and work full time. ?  So will see. My goal is to get to low 90's. Will see how it goes. But got to have goals :banana:so will remember this thread next August:-D

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On ‎9‎/‎2‎/‎2015 at 5:32 AM, metbid said:

Lower. Currently 12.6  Took a 10 lesson pack this last winter, broke my swing and am now re-building a much better one.  My coach/pro uses the Golfing Machine system, but he also gave me the Lowest Score Wins book which got me to 5sk and the Sand Trap.  I have only been playing seriously for the last few years, but I have a somewhat slight OCD personality and will continue to work on my game.  I realistically believe I will be between 9 and 10 HC by next August.

Down to an 11,3 and feeling pretty positive about the changes I've made to my game.  A 9 or 10 HC feels very achievable now.

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On ‎6‎/‎12‎/‎2016 at 4:09 PM, metbid said:

Down to an 11,3 and feeling pretty positive about the changes I've made to my game.  A 9 or 10 HC feels very achievable now.

Well, a small setback, I twisted my knee and scores are reflecting it...back up to a 12 HC.

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I voted "same", but I think that my swing will get easier and more efficient. Who knows? But I'm pretty happy where I am now. . .

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Just starting to get back into golf with a really sketchy chip,pitch, and putt game. im shooting 96-93 right now. 

So i think mid 80's .... 10-14 index by next summer 17

 

 

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It should be lower given current trend with a couple of caveats. 

1. I lost previous data and am starting over with spread sheet

2. Only started playing again lately

3. too few rounds to predict

I sort of had a "eureka" moment in practice and it seems as though my confidence level and consistency has improved drastically. Using formulae in GHIN, the indices used are very few starting out, then gradually increase until you have more than 10 rounds.  My target is 12.0 but also realizing that I could reach saturation long before that. With that in mind, I will be content with 16 - 18 and if it does not go below 20.0, I would not lose much sleep over it. 

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On 8/26/2015 at 7:12 AM, Golfingdad said:

I think mine will continue trending down slowly. I'm a 6.0 right now and I think I'll be a 4.2 or so in a year. :)

Wow, call me a soothsayer or something!!  My September 1, 2016 index is 4.1.

:beer:

If we are going to just keep this thread open-ended, then I'll go ahead and throw up my prediction for next September with the same thoughts in mind.  I'm still trending positively, however, I have been practicing less, so I'm going to say I'll be about a 3.6 next go round.

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