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Now you just play and it is what it is.....
Which is in my view the big advantage of WHS - previously all qualifying rounds counted in a quite significant and easily understood way - so we knew what to score for specific outcomes. And somthe rounds mattered. With WHS it is so much e@sier to just play the round and Chuck it into my 20:round pot - and what will happen will happen - and most of the time that wont be very much.
 

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Which is in my view the big advantage of WHS - previously all qualifying rounds counted in a quite significant and easily understood way - so we knew what to score for specific outcomes. And somthe rounds mattered. With WHS it is so much e@sier to just play the round and Chuck it into my 20:round pot - and what will happen will happen - and most of the time that wont be very much.
It is what is is......play bad and go up (hopefully).....then play better and (win?!?!?) get cut.....
 
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All this maths talk is just to get to the point where you know what you need to shoot to avoid "going up."

PRE WHS we knew what we needed to shoot to buffer... now its more complicated
Not really. If your 20th score differential is counting (otherwise it doesn't matter), to avoid going up you simply need to match it. Very simple to work out if you are playing the same tees and fairly easy to adjust if not.

It's working out what you might need to come down to a target that is more complicated.
 

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Which is in my view the big advantage of WHS - previously all qualifying rounds counted in a quite significant and easily understood way - so we knew what to score for specific outcomes. And somthe rounds mattered. With WHS it is so much e@sier to just play the round and Chuck it into my 20:round pot - and what will happen will happen - and most of the time that wont be very much.
This is very much my philosophy I pretty much know that in the next 5 rounds unless I produce something well below my handicap nothing is going to change.

However as far as I generally am concerned my may concern with any round is 'am I playing well enough to win'. I let the handicap take care of itself as even with the current system it is not going to change by more than a shot.
 

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Yes. I thought handicapping was about your general standard on good days. It you want to reduce it, play better more often.
Do players really go out an say 'I will play exactly 3 under net today, I don't need to play 4 under'?
 

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If your course is reduced to 14 holes during winter, can you put in general play scores (supplementaries) that will be used?
 

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If your course is reduced to 14 holes during winter, can you put in general play scores (supplementaries) that will be used?
Guidance on the WHS Rules of Handicapping as applied within GB&I
For a score to be acceptable as an 18-hole score at least 10 holes of the measured course must have been played. Scores of between 10 and 17 holes are scaled up to an 18-hole equivalent gross differential in accordance with Rule 3.2.
 

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Guidance on the WHS Rules of Handicapping as applied within GB&I
For a score to be acceptable as an 18-hole score at least 10 holes of the measured course must have been played. Scores of between 10 and 17 holes are scaled up to an 18-hole equivalent gross differential in accordance with Rule 3.2.
Many thanks.
 
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Yes. I thought handicapping was about your general standard on good days. It you want to reduce it, play better more often.
Do players really go out an say 'I will play exactly 3 under net today, I don't need to play 4 under'?
Of course not. But I can't imagine playing a competitive round without setting myself a target... and then adjusting it as the round goes on.
 
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I would have preferred an increase 😉
I know what you mean.

Funny thing for me 2020 was in the main a poor year golf wise for me. The last card I managed to get in before we had a run of non qs took me from 9.8 to 10.5.

Looking forward to 2021 no more committee and hassle for me so can work on my game without other players chasing me up on the first tee with their handicap problems .
 
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