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    First ever handicap. Progress.

    Finally got my first ever handicap after playing for over 10 years.

    Unfortunately I was in the midst of a massive slump and my swing was all over the place. But it's a starting point.

    Sep 17 - 19HC.

    Realistically this should tumble pretty quickly once I hopefully rid myself of the chunks from my current sway on the backswing. (Hoping I had a bit of a breakthrough with that at the weekend).

    Anyway, this is just a place for me to keep track.

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    Re: First ever handicap. Progress.

    a good starting point!
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    Re: First ever handicap. Progress.

    Thanks Louise.
    It's good to finally get something to work from.
    I just hope I don't get lynched if I throw in a 42+ point round in early in a comp which is very possible! Ha.

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    Re: First ever handicap. Progress.

    Quote Originally Posted by 94tegsi View Post
    Thanks Louise.
    It's good to finally get something to work from.
    I just hope I don't get lynched if I throw in a 42+ point round in early in a comp which is very possible! Ha.
    I think you quite often expect that to happen with new members. Or the reverse where they are useless for ages as their handicap was based on a one-off amazing round. You have the nicer version to be fair! Get an early win while you can, haha.
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    Re: First ever handicap. Progress.

    Quote Originally Posted by 94tegsi View Post
    Finally got my first ever handicap after playing for over 10 years.

    Unfortunately I was in the midst of a massive slump and my swing was all over the place. But it's a starting point.

    Sep 17 - 19HC.

    Realistically this should tumble pretty quickly once I hopefully rid myself of the chunks from my current sway on the backswing. (Hoping I had a bit of a breakthrough with that at the weekend).

    Anyway, this is just a place for me to keep track.
    TBH if you have been playing 10 years and have been given 19 i wouldn't expect miracles and a massive decrease, unless you are going to take lessons etc.

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    Re: First ever handicap. Progress.

    Same happened to me. Been playing about 3 years, finally joined a club a few mmonths back and was awful for my Hcap rounds. Didnt know the course, it was playing very firm and I was swinging like an idiot. Got given 19 which I was annoyed about, but 4 comps later I'm sitting at 16 after 3 cuts and 1 buffer. If you shoot lower than 19 it will tumble and find its level. Even my buffer round felt like awful golf so hoping theres a couple more to come off quickly.

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    Re: First ever handicap. Progress.

    And don't worry about sticking in a few 42 pointers - it's the 46ers and over that get you noticed
    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And last medal of the year (Oct) saw me play to handicap but CSS was +1 so that was me down 0.2 from 8.3 to 8.1

    Job done

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    Re: First ever handicap. Progress.

    Bl00dy hard to bring your best golf in competition conditions to begin with. I wouldn't expect the h/c to tumble down too quickly.
    2017 - 18.0>18.1<17.2>17.7<16.8<15.9<15.6>15.8
    2018 - 15.8>16.1<14.3

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    Re: First ever handicap. Progress.

    Quote Originally Posted by patricks148 View Post
    TBH if you have been playing 10 years and have been given 19 i wouldn't expect miracles and a massive decrease, unless you are going to take lessons etc.
    Hi. I have had a specific issue the last couple of months. Before that I played a lot better, so I think I have a very good chance to reduce significantly pretty rapidly.

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    Re: First ever handicap. Progress.

    Good luck with getting cut. Are you planning some lessons over the winter?

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