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  1. Actually I guess I'm not sure...I just remember the USGA course handicap calculator used to prompt you to enter you handicap index, and it would specify a range of +9.9 to 36.4 for men. But that might have just been the calculator 🤷‍♂️
  2. Is the minimum handicap index still a +9.9, like it was before the WHS in the US? I know they raised the max to 54, but I haven’t read about a minimum. Wondering if there is no longer any minimum. Certainly nothing any of us will ever probably really need to think about, just a random thought/question I had haha
  3. Haha yes, my question has been answered and then some! Never dreamed my simple question would ever be on it's fourth page of discussion 😀
  4. To me, though, it would be too time consuming and an unreasonable burden on players to have to ride or even walk all the way to the green and back before a tee shot on a par three, or a long second shot on a par 5 to the green, etc. So the question is, where EXACTLY would you draw the line? Because that would so difficult to do in a completely objective and universal way, I guess that's why the rule is no penalty at all.
  5. Does anyone know for sure if anyone in your group can move it at any time? Say your competitor has a chip onto a steep downhill green with the flagstick on the ground as a backstop right behind the hole...can you move it before he takes his shot so he doesn't have that advantage? Or can you move it only when it's your "turn" (not to mention, if playing ready golf, who's turn is it anyway)
  6. I was assuming anyone could move it at any time, but I don't really know anything so I shouldn't be chiming in haha
  7. The way I'm interpreting it, if anyone wants to move it, they can move it. So whoever it disadvantages will naturally move it, and that'd be that. So if you have a group, it's probably going to be moved by someone. For my question, it happened to be a solo round.
  8. Hi! What are the rules for when a flag is lying down on the green (in this case, when it's been knocked down by the wind)? When are you required to pick it up? I assume if you are on the green, you have to pick it up or be penalized if your ball comes into contact with it. But what about if you're chipping/pitching? Approach shot? Etc? It's happened several times lately where I live. I usually just pick it up once I'm putting, but yesterday my chip shot came into contact with the downed flagstick, to my advantage, and so I was wondering what the rule actually is. Thanks!!
  9. I actually just found it! https://www.usga.org/content/dam/usga/pdf/Handicap/Rules-of-Handicapping_USGA_Final.pdf (page 50)
  10. Hi, the picture I've attached is for the old USGA handicap before the new world handicap system. I can't find the same information for the new formula. Does anyone have it? Thanks!
  11. Actually sorry, I’m still not sure. Let me give an example... Say I’m playing a 9 hole course. When you look up the rating/slope, it actually gives a 70.8/119 18-hole rating/slope, then 35.4/119 for the “front” and “back” 9’s. Say I have a 7.0 (18-hole) index, which gives a 7 course handicap using the 119 slope. That’s 7 strokes for 18 holes...so how do I apply them to the 9 hole course? Do I get 4 strokes or 3 strokes?
  12. If you have an odd-number course handicap, and you are playing a 9 hole course, how many handicap strokes do you get? For example, if you have a 7 course handicap, would you get 4 strokes or 3?
  13. For the 3 minutes you get to search for your ball, when exactly does the clock start? Thanks!
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