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    First Handicap

    Hi all

    So I finally went and joined a club.....

    Going there this evening to meet the pro and have a practice (played there before but now I am official )

    with regards the three cards for initial handicap - are they all from the "white" tees? I only ask because I should practice from them I guess tonight if so....


    thanks

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    Re: First Handicap

    Depends on what the club require, as long as the Yellow tees have a SSS you ought to be able to play from them if you wish.
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    Re: First Handicap

    Quote Originally Posted by louise_a View Post
    Depends on what the club require, as long as the Yellow tees have a SSS you ought to be able to play from them if you wish.
    thanks Louise - I will ask the pro later. There is a SSS for the yellows which is one shot less than the whites

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    Re: First Handicap

    I got my first handicap by playing off our yellows, which has its own SSS

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    Re: First Handicap

    we allow new members to play in competitions to obtain a handicap if they wish too, the only difference being they must putt out even in a stableford when they most probably cannot score
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    Re: First Handicap

    Quote Originally Posted by full_throttle View Post
    we allow new members to play in competitions to obtain a handicap if they wish too, the only difference being they must putt out even in a stableford when they most probably cannot score
    Why would they have to putt out? Doesn't their score get rounded down to a double bogey for the purposes of a handicap? So picking up after their 6th shot on a par 4 should be acceptable. Or have I missed something?

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    Re: First Handicap

    Quote Originally Posted by ColchesterFC View Post
    Why would they have to putt out? Doesn't their score get rounded down to a double bogey for the purposes of a handicap? So picking up after their 6th shot on a par 4 should be acceptable. Or have I missed something?
    Because they don't have a handicap, and if it's index 1-10 then two shots could be possible so a 7 would score 1 point,
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    Re: First Handicap

    Quote Originally Posted by full_throttle View Post
    Because they don't have a handicap, and if it's index 1-10 then two shots could be possible so a 7 would score 1 point,
    If they don't have a handicap then they don't get any shots!

    Double bogey = net double bogey for initial handicap allocation purposes...
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    Re: First Handicap

    Played off the yellows when I put in for my HC...
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    Re: First Handicap

    Quote Originally Posted by duncan mackie View Post
    If they don't have a handicap then they don't get any shots!

    Double bogey = net double bogey for initial handicap allocation purposes...
    or triple bogey = nett triple bogey for ladies

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