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    Re: 54 handicap !

    Quote Originally Posted by Cabby View Post
    May be just me then, cause I certainly wouldn't, I'd do just what you say, play for fun til I got to a decent standard, and no, 54 isn't a decent standard by any stretch.
    Whatís classed as a ďdecentĒ Standard ?

    Can you not have fun and have a HC of 54 as well ? There are many people that canít play to 28 HC should they be denied the chance to enter comps and be competitive. Isnít the great thing about golf the fact with have a HC system that allows us all to play in the same comps alongside each other

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    Re: 54 handicap !

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post
    Whatís classed as a ďdecentĒ Standard ?

    Can you not have fun and have a HC of 54 as well ? There are many people that canít play to 28 HC should they be denied the chance to enter comps and be competitive. Isnít the great thing about golf the fact with have a HC system that allows us all to play in the same comps alongside each other

    What ? Who says a 28 capper should be denied playing in comps, are you on the mushy's ??

    54 isn't a decent standard, you don't need me to tell you that.

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    Re: 54 handicap !

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post
    Whatís classed as a ďdecentĒ Standard ?

    Can you not have fun and have a HC of 54 as well ? There are many people that canít play to 28 HC should they be denied the chance to enter comps and be competitive. Isnít the great thing about golf the fact with have a HC system that allows us all to play in the same comps alongside each other
    Donít feed him Phil, heís just Bomber lite! Seen it all in back in 2012. When homer only had 1000000 posts, there was no mindless football chat & this stuff was funny!

    Unless he exclusively plays in scratch comps heís a massive troll !

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    Re: 54 handicap !

    Quote Originally Posted by therod View Post
    Donít feed him Phil, heís just Bomber lite! Seen it all in back in 2012. When homer only had 1000000 posts, there was no mindless football chat & this stuff was funny!

    Unless he exclusively plays in scratch comps heís a massive troll !
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    Re: 54 handicap !

    Quote Originally Posted by Cabby View Post
    May be just me then, cause I certainly wouldn't, I'd do just what you say, play for fun til I got to a decent standard, and no, 54 isn't a decent standard by any stretch.
    A "decent" standard is very,very subjective and inevitably changes as your handicap comes down - witness the ever-present brigade who chant either "nobody should get more than one shot on a hole" or "nobody should get a shot on a par 3".

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    Re: 54 handicap !

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisd View Post

    If I have any worries about a 54 handicap it's more about their potential pace of play given that even if he and I play to our handicaps he is going to need 42 more shots and possibly more time searching for lost balls.
    I posted this earlier with no reaction from anyone, which suggest that they are more concerned about losing to a 54 handicapper than being out on the course for 6 hours 😂
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    Re: 54 handicap !

    Quote Originally Posted by Cabby View Post
    What ? Who says a 28 capper should be denied playing in comps, are you on the mushy's ??

    54 isn't a decent standard, you don't need me to tell you that.
    Do you deliberately miss the point on most peopleís posts

    Iíll spell it out a little

    There are loads of people who are a HCof 28 because in old rules they couldnít go any higher but because they were only 28 they just couldnít compete - now though their HC will increase and find a level where they can compete which will improve their confidence and could well entice people to play more golf and more competitions- win for all of us

    Is that a little easier to understand ?

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    Re: 54 handicap !

    Quote Originally Posted by rosecott View Post
    A "decent" standard is very,very subjective and inevitably changes as your handicap comes down - witness the ever-present brigade who chant either "nobody should get more than one shot on a hole" or "nobody should get a shot on a par 3".
    Indeed it is subjective, playing off of 54, isn't a decent standard in my opinion.

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    Re: 54 handicap !

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post

    If raising the HC level encourages more to take up the sport and join clubs will that not be good for the game and golf clubs?
    Do you really think that will happen?

    In my experience, most newcomers to golf don't even know what a h/cap is never mind how high it goes.
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    Re: 54 handicap !

    My concern, as always, when it comes to high handicaps is the effect on matchplay competitions. Itís no fun giving someone 30 shots so giving 50 would be farcical.

    Strokeplay, no problem, especially if split into divisions.
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