Its all bout the honour board my friend in my opinion. I play to have fun and to shot as low as I can and don't get me wrong winning prizes for playing good golf doesn't get old.
Yep, I'm with you there kcc. And as I've stated, I'd prefer my future HIO's (note the plural) to be in a decent competition round.
But you seem to dismiss a HIO in a social round as a nothing, a non-event, didn't happen, move on.
It's there I disagree. I don't know if you've ever got one in a social round, I haven't. But I'm sure if you did, you wouldn't just be walking on to the next tee as if you'd just got a routine 3 and not bother telling anyone about it.
Btw - by social I mean a true round of golf, just not comp. Not that it would make a difference to me if it was just a lark around 9 holes with a 6 pack in tow
A HIO is a HIO.
And now I come to think about it a bit more, I just might enjoy a HIO in a social round with old friends more than I would in a comp with 3 complete strangers. It's nice to share magical moments with good friends I reckon.