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#1 cBear

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 11:28 AM

Good morning Guys

 

A little bit in the lurch on a few things so I was wondering if you could help me.

 

The handicap system seems a little different to the UK so I was wondering if someone could put it a little more simpler for me as well. Also, does anyone have any recommendations for Golf Clubs (which wont cost me an arm and a leg to join), I've seen the PGN but I was looking to play at a home course and rebuild my golf game, and hopefully one day start competing at a high level (that's the goal) . I use to be off 6.5 back in the UK, so I'm looking to get back it the game I use to adore. 

 

I'm also looking to get a custom fitted driver, does anyone have any places they recommend, and can i negotiate on getting a good deal and how would I go about this?

 

Cheers!

 

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 11:41 AM

Welcome to the mad house! 

 

Pretty sure that our WA constituents will fill you in on good clubs and club fitters near you.  

 

There are quite a few threads around whining about the complexity and inequity of the handicap system. Do a little search and knock yourself out. 

 

In summary though: 

1. you get a handicap via Golf Australia 

2. your playing handicap on the day depends on the scratch rating of the course and tees you are playing off. 

3. you play golf, and submit your score card with your result. 

4. your "played to" handicap will change dependent on how you went against the field. They apply statistical normalisation to the results, so if you have a great day out compared to the the field, then your played to score gets bumped up. Vice versa in the opposite scenario. 


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 11:48 AM

Such a different system to the motherland but it makes sense though. 



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 11:50 AM

Welcome to the mad house! 

 

Pretty sure that our WA constituents will fill you in on good clubs and club fitters near you.  

 

There are quite a few threads around whining about the complexity and inequity of the handicap system. Do a little search and knock yourself out. 

 

In summary though: 

1. you get a handicap via Golf Australia 

2. your playing handicap on the day depends on the scratch rating of the course and tees you are playing off. 

3. you play golf, and submit your score card with your result. 

4. your "played to" handicap will change dependent on how you went against the field. They apply statistical normalisation to the results, so if you have a great day out compared to the the field, then your played to score gets bumped up. Vice versa in the opposite scenario. 

*Slope rating

 

Good morning Guys

 

A little bit in the lurch on a few things so I was wondering if you could help me.

 

The handicap system seems a little different to the UK so I was wondering if someone could put it a little more simpler for me as well. Also, does anyone have any recommendations for Golf Clubs (which wont cost me an arm and a leg to join), I've seen the PGN but I was looking to play at a home course and rebuild my golf game, and hopefully one day start competing at a high level (that's the goal) . I use to be off 6.5 back in the UK, so I'm looking to get back it the game I use to adore. 

 

I'm also looking to get a custom fitted driver, does anyone have any places they recommend, and can i negotiate on getting a good deal and how would I go about this?

 

Cheers!

 

Col

Here is the explanation on how they work it out, http://www.golf.org....culateahandicap

Simply, your score for each is converted to a "played to" number. 

Your best 8 "played to" scores of your last 20 rounds are averaged to give you your handicap.

Your handicap is multiplied by the slope rating and divided by the neutral 113 rating to determine what handicap you play off at each course. So if your cap is 6.5 then off the back markers at my course (slope 136) you would get to play off 8, but at a course with a lower slope rating of say 118 you would play off 7, or if the slope rating was even lower at 100 you would play off 6. 


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 05:09 PM

*Slope rating

 

Here is the explanation on how they work it out, http://www.golf.org....culateahandicap

Simply, your score for each is converted to a "played to" number. 

Your best 8 "played to" scores of your last 20 rounds are averaged to give you your handicap.

Your handicap is multiplied by the slope rating and divided by the neutral 113 rating to determine what handicap you play off at each course. So if your cap is 6.5 then off the back markers at my course (slope 136) you would get to play off 8, but at a course with a lower slope rating of say 118 you would play off 7, or if the slope rating was even lower at 100 you would play off 6. 

 

thanks for the correction guv - and yes, although I wrote Scratch Rating, I meant slope. Honest your honour! 


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 07:35 PM

where in perth?



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:49 PM

I live in Mount Lawley mate. 


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 02:11 PM

Two clubs near by. Mount Lawley Golf Club and WA Golf Club. Personally, I prefer WAGC as it has more variation and there are more spectacular views. The club house has got one of the best outlooks in Perth. I think it is probably cheaper too. Let me know if  you want to join.


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 05:41 PM

I haven't hear about Perth.Where is it?



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 07:30 PM

And we have a new contender for the biggest numpty on here.
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Posted 08 August 2017 - 01:07 PM

And we have a new contender for the biggest numpty on here.


That's odd coming from you, Max.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 01:27 PM

there's an old saying "when you're dead, you don't know that you're dead.

and then something something something that you're stupid too" 

 

so there you go, you're a numpty


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 03:48 PM

And we have a new contender for the biggest numpty on here.

oh, is that you Max?!?

 

you had me confused brother, I didn't think it was you.

Hi :)
 


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:03 PM

oh, is that you Max?!?

 

you had me confused brother, I didn't think it was you.

Hi :)
 

 

They are both a myth.... :lol:


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:39 PM

Hi cBear. Whereabouts you from?
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