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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 with just the October medal to go - I've got to 8.3

    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.
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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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