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Handicap Index

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  1. I played my 1st big Charity Golf Tournament today in Dodge City, Kansas. ( Maraiah Hills ) 36 teams of 4 with a shotgun start. It was a 4 man scramble. We finished 8 under with a 63. The winner was a 55 with 16 under. We did, however, finish in the bottom of the Championship Flight. It was a blast. I managed to play very well by keeping my ball in the fairway and letting the others go for longer drives. I also made two birdie putts. We were Doing very well until we stopped for lunch and lost our momentum. It was a blast. I still came away with several freeb
  2. Hey folks. I am organizing the third S.H.I.T. (slice and hook invitational tournament). It is an 18 hole scramble format, and I am looking for input. Last time we got together, we had a new face, and he is much better than the rest of the golfers. Nice guy, he is just a 3 handicap or something. His team won by 7 strokes. I want to introduce some rules to curb his advantage. The format this time will probably be 3-somes, 15-20 players. I am thinking about simply requiring that each player's drive be used at least twice per nine holes or that the player whose drive is selected can not
  3. Hello, Is Golf Channel Amateur Champ a good start for beginners? What other (Big, Good, prestigious) tournaments should be a good start?
  4. My golf foursome has been playing together for years (20+). We are in desperate need of a season scoring system, so that we can look back on the season and determine who holds the Golfer of the Year bragging rights. We don't handicap our rounds, as we are all about the same level. We are trying to come up with a system that awards points to individual golfers, so that at the end of the season, we can tally the points and crown the GOTY. We would like the system to take the following into account; 1. Rank for the day (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th) 2. Course difficulty (a 79 at an easy cours
  5. I have been silent for a bit on this blog. Time to start blathering again. A new tournament season is rapidly approaching for our club-without-real estate. 2018 will be my first season as Handicap Chairman after serving a few years on the committee. We play a 15-event net tournament season so the Handicap Chairman is a somewhat thankless job. There is always a vocal group that believes every winner is a sandbagger and successful players yap about the downward handicap adjustments we dole out. One big happy family! I just got off the phone with one of our members who has been qui
  6. In Lowest Score Wins, we recommend that golfers play from the forward tees in order to experience "breaking 80" for the first time, or shooting 65, or having more birdie putts than they've ever had, or whatever. This year, in 2016, we're taking it one step farther: we're encouraging everyone here to work with the head honcho* at your home course (or, if you play multiple courses, the head honcho at each of them!) and to set up a serious "Forward Tees Tournament." * "Head Honcho" simply means "whoever is in charge of or capable of setting up tournaments at your course."
  7. Birdies - For me, a golf round never seems very satisfying unless it includes a birdie. My 8-10 handicap certainly attests to the fact that I am no birdie machine but somewhere around 2/3’s of my rounds have an under-par hole. When I am headed to a mediocre score, a birdie at least gives me one hole where I can say I managed to get things right. When I pitch a shutout, it hurts a little. Birds - Speaking of birds, parrots and parakeets often escape from their owners. In Florida, they actually stand a decent chance of surviving. A lone tree on the left of the 3rd hole of the TPC Prest
  8. Hello all, I am here to ask for some advice on conducting a golf tournament. We are conducting this tournament for the first time in our club, so I am not really sure about the game, and its rules. We are planning to give cash prizes, and planning to get the trophies and awards for the winners. It would be great if anyone could give me a quick update on how to start planning things. Also, I would like to know more about the game. Thanks for helping.
  9. Above is a course I would really like to play one day. Below is just some cool looking disc flights from a round I recently played down in Florida.
  10. Ladies and gentlemen, I am new to both this site, and game of golf as I only picked up a club for the first time 6 and a half months ago. I believe I belong to a small group of gifted golfers, as I have a 4 handicap and am regularly just barely off of par on a par 72 course. (Yes I understand the claim I just made. No I am not a troll.) my goal is scratch or under by the 10 month mark, as it's currently below zero where I live which makes it difficult to get out and continue my progress. I am an extremely long ball hitter (at 6'5" 260 pounds and 24 years old) and regularly hit 300+ on my
  11. On Saturday morning, 156 players teed off in the first-round of 36-hole stroke-play qualifying portion of the US Senior Amateur in St. Louis. The second round is under way today, with the low 64 players going into match play Monday. OWCC is playing to a 7,061 yard, Par 71. The players had a Thursday practice round, but then lost Friday on-course play to day-long heavy rains. The course was damp Saturday, but had drained really well and had no puddling - just damp rough in a lot of places, especially tracts under the trees. At end of play Saturday, Joe Lewis of Sewell, NJ and Randal L
  12. I just competed in my 26th consecutive City Championship (one year the tournament was not held as the course was undergoing renovation). It is a three-day stroke play tournament with the final day flighted (8 flights) based on the prior two days’ results. At no time during those 26 tournaments did I ever have a chance to win the championship; I continue to play as a challenge to myself. We get all kinds of players looking to see how they will do under three days of tournament pressure. This year’s winner, a former pro baseball pitcher, shot +3 over the three days (70/71/78). Last pl
  13. Hypothetically, a player in our club has failed to post scores from past Tournaments. He plays in events at two clubs and doesn't always post his tournament results from the "other" club. We post Tournament scores for our members to eliminate this potential issue. In 11 consecutive "net" events dating back to July, 2015, he has won his flight 5 times, come in second 5 times and placed 4th once. A flight typically has 20-30 players of similar handicap indexes (9.0 to 14.0). During this same time period, we have posted 5 scores for this player and he has posted 4 (one "T"). Nine rounds
  14. So for the past two years I have started what I call the "Annual Cracked Open" where I get 12-20 friends together and we have a weekend of golf. We are, for the most part, based in the Southeast, and mainly in the NC and SC areas. The first year we had it at the Furman University Golf Club in Greenville, SC. Last year we played at Rocky River in Concord (right outside of Charlotte). So I am starting to brainstorm for next year's location and didn't know if you guys might have any ideas. Here are a few things to help with what we are looking for: 1) Fairly accessable for folks tha
  15. Today was round 1 of my country club's match play and Arkansas Cup qualifier. Talk about an up and down kind of day. The match play is the top 4 golfers after two rounds per flight ( I'm T-3 after day 1), so I need to shoot a good score tomorrow. The Arkansas Cup qualifier is your best 3 rounds in Stable-ford after 7 qualifiers, but I only had 6 points today despite 4 birdies. Lipped out a 5ft putt on #9 for Birdie, so I think I played well, despite the 5 double bogies. Day 2 tomorrow. Here's to shooting something in the 70's!
  16. I just found out that the tournament I am playing in two weeks from now is sponsored by Maserati. That's not a big deal, what is a big deal is that the hole in one prize is going to be a Maserati Ghibli Q4. Are you kidding me? Entry fee into the tournament is a little over $50, what a deal.. The best part about it is that the hole in one prize is usually on the hole that I hit my one and only hole in one. Can I do it this time? Wouldn't that be something? I would just sell it, and take the cash! The tournament is going to be a two ball texas scramble, but I guess it doesn't really matte
  17. There's been a lot of talk around the golf world, and in other threads on here, about the eventual move to an International handicapping system. One that will, perhaps, meld some aspects of each the current separate ones. So us Americans might see a drop off in casual rounds counting (read: new rule discounting solo rounds), and thus handicaps might trend up, and those in other parts of the world might see the opposite effect. (The best part is that @Shorty will have one less thing about us sandbagging Americans to complain about. J/K buddy. ) So it got me to wondering what is everybod
  18. I like to be prepared. Or at least attempt to be. I get fired up whenever I have a tournament coming up and I research as much as I can in the days and weeks leading up to it. I have one coming up in early December, for example, at a course I've played once before, and I have a yardage book - the professionally done ones you find at many resort courses on glossy paper with a little bit of room (not a lot) to add some notes. Notes are essential to me because if I have ideas about strategy in my head, they're frequently abandoned as soon as my name is called on the first tee and the nerves k
  19. Hi, I live in Orange County California and I play golf around 5-8 times a month. I'm interested in member outings or meetups at any coursed in Orange County or the Riverside area.
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