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  1. I missed something too, about that on defining if it's a par 4 or 5, the par will be the same for all players. That's why I believe it doesn't matter at all.
  2. Somebody said new course rating system, I took part of the calibration seminar for the Course Rating, there's no other changes then those needed because of the new rules of golf like penalty area, so some changes vary as courses have their local rules, the biggest change is for two obstacles (those who are raters or curious about the topic can easily understand) OB/ExtremeRough and water.
  3. The Software of Handicap's System can show exactly that difference, we have BlueGolf in Brazil, so you can see under the reports the Handicap calculated ( Main Handicap / Trend / Local (home scores only) / tournament (scores). And if needed sometimes could be used for club tournament a specific handicap, why not? What do you think about it?
  4. People don't know how USGA Course Rating is calculated as @iacas said, and mostly of it is based on distance. I have the same feeling in my course that probably the only way should be making the course to be played longer, not necessarily extending the course only. But I believe short courses tend to be tougher to lower handicap, when your course have a Course Rating from 69 or under with PAR 72, it's about 3 strokes or more under the par to make your handicap lower from playing the par gross.
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  6. I don't know how WHS will carry this from 2020, but USGA Handicap Manual at 6-7 talks about Scoring records. See the following link: https://www.usga.org/handicapping/handicap-manual.html#!rule-14381 Best regards,
  7. I heard about the schedule here in Brazil, they're gonna run a seminar probably in May with Rating calibration. They say this year they're testing everything and will be running on 2020. There'll be seminars in 7 countries.
  8. Great step, everything that comes to unite the game all around the World is welcome. As a rater for the USGA Slope Rating here in Brazil, we know that every change has some challenges, but it has to start somehow. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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