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#1201 Goldy

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 08:33 PM

YGHI is a high handicapper.

His shots aren't 2 clubs shorter than anyone I know.

Maybe it's alcohol related?
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Posted 30 June 2017 - 09:41 PM

High handicappers: the ball doesn't go as far so the shot in to the green is longer, maybe 2 clubs difference. Accuracy decreases.

Low handicappers: they use more club to get to the usual spot, then their shot to the green can be a high lofted shot which will stop dead where it lands on soft greens. Accuracy improves.

I like your thinking and it's a perfect explanation, especially the part where low handicap players use more club to get the ball where they normally would with a driver other times throughout the year
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Posted 30 June 2017 - 10:35 PM

I like your thinking and it's a perfect explanation, especially the part where low handicap players use more club to get the ball where they normally would with a driver other times throughout the year

 

That's exactly how it was explained to me by a low 'capper a few years ago.

We were standing on the tee of the 18th at Emerald, a 150m par3 and the question of our comparative handicap movements in winter arose.

Whatever club he chose on that cold, wintry day was the right one. The ball went high in the air, dropped next to the pin where it stuck and he was in for two. Perfect demonstration.



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 04:58 PM

It's not really that people's handicaps go out in Winter, it's that they get a boost in Summer for people who don't hit the ball well or a long distance.   I always find the DSR in winter perplexing.  Our round today was cold, but there wasn't any weather that would negatively affect scoring.  My playing partners who are high handicaps all played like a busted knee, but it was not weather related (the bunker related 13 on a par 3 was a highight).


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 06:20 PM

Most B/C graders usually don't consider all the factors coming into play in colder or wet conditions, all day I'll watch a 16 handicaper who "usually" hits their 8 iron 135 and in winter they'll come up 15-20 short cause they have not taken into account the colder air lack of run and softer greens.
Also the ability to hit the ball well off tighter lies when the fairways go dormant over winter and hitting from a soggy lies creates questions that result in poor decisions and shots.
Obviously longer of holes will have an effect on scores as well, there are 3 par 4s at northern I have 0% chance of reaching in 2 in winter, I play them as par 5s and usually end up with the same scores as I do in summer when I'm 30/70 chance of hitting the green in reg.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 06:37 PM

Sounds to me like the 16 handicapper's ability isn't the problem.

 

Likely they're just an idiot.


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 06:43 PM

Sounds to me like the 16 handicapper's ability isn't the problem.

Likely they're just an idiot.


Haha exactly, that's putting it bluntly.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 07:21 PM

Haha exactly, that's putting it bluntly.

putting it bluntly is calling them a farkturd!


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 12:12 PM

Lukos87     12.2

Weeti       12.4
GhettoGolfer12.5
Seve        12.6
Deege       12.7
BladeRunner 13.0
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Goldy       15.0
OldBogey    15.6
Mouldy      16.9
BazinOz     17.0
Ah Ben      17.3
JRG1166     19.3
NeverTrendy ????
Rusty84     22.4
Dancer      25.9

 

It's getting a bit top heavy with those whose race has been run.

NeverTrendy: update failed.



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:50 PM

Lukos87     12.2
Weeti       12.4
GhettoGolfer12.5
Seve        12.6
Deege       12.6
BladeRunner 13.0
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Goldy       15.0
OldBogey    15.4
Mouldy      15.8
BazinOz     16.8
Ah Ben      17.3
JRG1166     19.3
Rusty84     22.4
Dancer      24.8
NeverTrendy ????

 






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