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#31 GPJ_Longdriver

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 01:49 PM

I attribute this as the main reason I didn't make it on the US tour.

 

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 01:53 PM

As a relic of the 80s and 90s, I am still of the mindset where a 3 marker would be a fringe state player and anyone getting to scratch would be discussed in revered tones.  Nowadays you're lucky to get a start in AB events (in QLD).

 

True. However, as long as we're all off the same system, who cares what the number is.

 

A 1 marker might be equivalent to a +2 marker now but the level of golf is still the same.


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 01:58 PM

I stopped taking any notice of American golf handicaps when I saw Donald Trump claiming he was off 3

I think it's quite strongly hinted that he cheats. Or his caddy does it for him. Lots of leather wedges etc.
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Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:00 PM

^ I don't see why they would be mutually exclusive things.

Under the new system, it's easy to get a low handicap. Under both systems, it's easy for high handicappers to win everything.


I think that's always the case so I'm never surprised that high handicappers win more often - it's easier to have a day out and shoot 10 under your cap if you're off 25 that if you're off 5

There's usually more of them too!

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:00 PM

You could have been the next Kevin Stadler. :)


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:08 PM

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:13 PM

I think that's always the case so I'm never surprised that high handicappers win more often - it's easier to have a day out and shoot 10 under your cap if you're off 25 that if you're off 5

There's usually more of them too!


You only really have that problem in Social Club Golf. Club events will be in divisions.

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:40 PM

You only really have that problem in Social Club Golf. Club events will be in divisions.

 

Most of the time yes. We have a pretty small Sunday comp though which doesn't have divisions so its not always the case.

 

Anyway, there's no real solution stop high handicappers constantly having large scores. Just the way it is and the way its always been.

 

Possibly setting up the course very difficult could bring things closer together but people tend to not enjoy that if its happening all the time.


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:46 PM

Most of the time yes. We have a pretty small Sunday comp though which doesn't have divisions so its not always the case.

 

Anyway, there's no real solution stop high handicappers constantly having large scores. Just the way it is and the way its always been.

 

Possibly setting up the course very difficult could bring things closer together but people tend to not enjoy that if its happening all the time.

More stroke rounds would also make it a bit easier for lower cappers to get a win. 


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