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  1. #21
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    Re: Controversy in the group

    Handicap of 39. I'd suggest lawn bowls.
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    Re: Controversy in the group

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacko_G View Post
    Handicap of 39. I'd suggest lawn bowls.
    Disappointing. Thought handicapping was to make golf open to all

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    Re: Controversy in the group

    Quote Originally Posted by HomerJSimpson View Post
    Disappointing. Thought handicapping was to make golf open to all
    So is this but don't think I would go that far

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    Re: Controversy in the group

    The moaners will get over it. Also, the guy's handicap will now go down a full four shots (if the system works similar to the EGA one on that), so it is unlikely that he will score that high again in the next comp.
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    Re: Controversy in the group

    Quote Originally Posted by Capella View Post
    The moaners will get over it. Also, the guy's handicap will now go down a full four shots (if the system works similar to the EGA one on that), so it is unlikely that he will score that high again in the next comp.
    I was gonna say, he's surely going to get a decent cut now immediately so it shouldn't be an issue again.
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    Re: Controversy in the group

    He won't as it was non qualifying and on temp greens. To be honest, I do not see the issue with shooting that score. If it was 50+ I would understand some frustrations but to me all it says is that he needed a higher handicap to stay competitive and hopefully will continue to improve.
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    Re: Controversy in the group

    I should have clarified it was our normal Sat. swindle and not a comp.

    When he was 28 handicap I have never seen him shoot more than about 25 points in the swindle and frequently less than 20.
    Handicap 9 (was 6, now showing my age)An absolute miss mash of clubs

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    Re: Controversy in the group

    Just bad luck by the sound of it. Very unfortunate that he's gone and shot the lights out in his first game off the new handicap.

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    Re: Controversy in the group

    The thing is, mockers will always find something wrong and the term bandit is chucked around too much and not always in jest. If someone has struggled and the system has taken account of this and then goes out plays well, how do they know it's not the result of some hard work at the range, or even if it's just a career day out, be pleased to see a fellow member having a good day. If it was a short course and temps I assume in was non-qualifying?

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    Re: Controversy in the group

    I started golf back up 2 years ago hadn't played since I was a kid (now 34).

    Initial handicap was 24, put in some hard work and practiced a lot and got it down to 13.5 in 12 months.

    I Won a few comps and got some good cuts, you should have heard some of the bandit remarks in the clubhouse. Luckily the people I played with understood I was improving but its a good job I have a thick skin because this could really put some new improving players off!

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