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    Money List Winner Slab's Avatar
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    Re: Can you really call yourself a low handicapper.....

    I think you can easily call yourself a low handicapper even if you can only achieve it on one course but there can be little doubt some 2 handicappers are better than other two handicappers simply due to differences & difficulty of the courses

    But this isn't restricted to low handicappers, some cat 2's wouldn't cut the mustard on a tougher course, same for cat 3 & 4 though

    I think the group that might feel the hurt most is the ones who describe themselves as a 'single figure' golfer (because they honestly have done really well to achieve that standard)... but they never add.... its a sub 6000 yard course with no water and 4 bunkers!

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    Re: Can you really call yourself a low handicapper.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacko_G View Post
    Negative. Two is very low.

    For me 5 and below is a low handicap.
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    Re: Can you really call yourself a low handicapper.....

    If the average golfer is about 17 h/c (?) Then low for me starts around 6
    removed list of clubs as they change too frequently !

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    Re: Can you really call yourself a low handicapper.....

    Is it not easier to get cut/maintain a lower handicap by playing opens? Because of the css invariably going up, especially at the bigger events?
    If this is the case (& I don't know it is), is it not harder to maintain a lower, cat 1 handicap, by playing your own course exclusively?

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    Re: Can you really call yourself a low handicapper.....

    Quote Originally Posted by therod View Post
    Is it not easier to get cut/maintain a lower handicap by playing opens? Because of the css invariably going up, especially at the bigger events?
    If this is the case (& I don't know it is), is it not harder to maintain a lower, cat 1 handicap, by playing your own course exclusively?
    I was chatting to a 3 handicapper at my place a couple if days ago who said he was thinking of playing a few opens to get his handicap down, as do some of the other low handicap guys
    removed list of clubs as they change too frequently !

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    Re: Can you really call yourself a low handicapper.....

    i meet my share of "low handicap" golfers and it always leaves me thinking "your club must be really easy".

    the majority of low players imo simply crumble when presented with a challenging course.

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    Re: Can you really call yourself a low handicapper.....

    Low hcp to me is anything below 6.
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    Re: Can you really call yourself a low handicapper.....

    Quote Originally Posted by therod View Post
    Is it not easier to get cut/maintain a lower handicap by playing opens? Because of the css invariably going up, especially at the bigger events?
    If this is the case (& I don't know it is), is it not harder to maintain a lower, cat 1 handicap, by playing your own course exclusively?

    CSS can be higher but with a buffer of only 1 for Cat1 it's a double edged sword.
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    Re: Can you really call yourself a low handicapper.....

    Quote Originally Posted by therod View Post
    Is it not easier to get cut/maintain a lower handicap by playing opens? Because of the css invariably going up, especially at the bigger events?
    If this is the case (& I don't know it is), is it not harder to maintain a lower, cat 1 handicap, by playing your own course exclusively?

    Im 100% certain I would be no higher than 1 if I played purely at the players. I track my performance across my 2 clubs and opens. If I break even at opens I've done well.
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    Re: Can you really call yourself a low handicapper.....

    I got cut 0.6 this year in the dream combo - an open comp on my own course! Good score for me, and CSS +3 thanks to all the visitors.

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