i would very interested to know has anyone or know anyone with a high handicap of say 25 ever one a club championship , not just C or D grade but the overall club championships?
I know you would have to shoot the lights out over 4 rounds and i understand it isnt likely to happen
Best I know of was a 15 marker winning a club championship. Small club only a couple of true A graders. Both had shockers.
Ok, call me crazy, or well maybe even naive, but, why have ANY grades for club championship?
Open field. Best gross over 4 rounds. Have a cut after 2, to drop out the choppers, and then run a smaller field so others can get on and play.
Net score works for monthly mug, etc. But, FFS, club champs?
No Grades for one of the most important events of the year. Easy answer. No field. You would get the top 10% of players . Rest would give it a miss.
There should be club championship and separate to that, a match play championship.
This is by far the best way IMO. Can anyone come up with a Major Open Championship played with 2 rounds of stroke & 2 of Matchplay?
I've given this some more thought, overthinking analytical personality and all ...
Again. Call me naive, but why aren't grades set by Golf Australia. One grading across the country and be done with it. That way, a B Grade at club x is the same as a B grade a club Y.
Club champion should be based on gross scores over 4 rounds (sat & sun, a week apart), with say only the top 25% of the field playing last two days.
Match Play should be a separate event, which can be played and scored in conjunction with normal club comps.
Because of the way memberships are in different clubs if there was one system for setting handicap levels you would end up with clubs that would have up to 50% of the field in A grade and another that would have 2 % if say the handicap cut off for A grade was set at 12
Is it the reading part that confuses you or the comprehension of what you've read or partially read ?
I will quote myself, " Open section, which anyone can qualify " with the lowest 8 scores etc etc.
I was more thinking of a longer marker in the Matchplay. How would he qualify in the open side if he was in the B grade competition.Remembering that nearly everything is done by computers these days. And as posted above. What Open championship can you think of that is played with 2 rounds of stroke & then Matchplay. Excluding club Championships?The whole idea of 4 rounds IMO is to make it like the competitions that the Professionals play. Matchplay is a totally different game from stroke play.
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