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    Ryder Cup Winner patricks148's Avatar
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    Re: Playing to your handicap..how often?

    I'm very consistent i play to it every time its RO
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    Re: Playing to your handicap..how often?

    I've only been a member for this year and played 6 competition rounds so far - the first five were all over my handicap (although I was lucky to avoid a +0.1 on one of them because me and my playing partner were the only two to play on the Sunday and I got one more point than him!) and the most recent one I finally played exactly to my handicap. So not even had a cut yet!
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    Re: Playing to your handicap..how often?

    16 comps so far this season, 1 cut (a paltry 0.2) 2 x played to, 6 x buffer and 7 x 0.1.

    Fair to say I've yet to hit my purple patch this year
    2015 H/cap 15.8 > 11.3 2016 H/cap 11.3 > 11.5 2017 H/cap 11.5 > ?

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    Re: Playing to your handicap..how often?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaizer_Soze View Post
    16 comps so far this season, 1 cut (a paltry 0.2) 2 x played to, 6 x buffer and 7 x 0.1.

    Fair to say I've yet to hit my purple patch this year
    but you have played to it half the time, buffers mean you played to it.
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    Re: Playing to your handicap..how often?

    Quote Originally Posted by patricks148 View Post
    but you have played to it half the time, buffers mean you played to it.
    Very true, just feel like I'm on the verge of shooting a couple of really low scores, hopefully sometime over the next couple of weeks, practice and consistency is the key
    2015 H/cap 15.8 > 11.3 2016 H/cap 11.3 > 11.5 2017 H/cap 11.5 > ?

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    Re: Playing to your handicap..how often?

    I'm sure GM published an article on this a while back and if my memory serves me right, I think on average it was between 1 in 4-5 rounds.

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    Re: Playing to your handicap..how often?

    15 Qualifiers, 10 0.1's, 4 buffers, 1 cut.
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    Re: Playing to your handicap..how often?

    Since August last year I've played 16 qualifiers

    13 x 0.1
    2 x buffer
    1 x 0.1 cut


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    Re: Playing to your handicap..how often?

    Quote Originally Posted by drive4show View Post
    Since August last year I've played 16 qualifiers

    13 x 0.1
    2 x buffer
    1 x 0.1 cut

    only 16...protecting your handicap
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    Re: Playing to your handicap..how often?

    Quote Originally Posted by patricks148 View Post
    only 16...protecting your handicap
    I'm clinging on to Cat 1 by the skin of my teeth

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