biittner77 wrote:One of the benefits of being stuck at home during Covid is that I've had the chance to really work on approach shots from 100 yards in since I live on a farm and have that kind of room. I've been playing the best golf of my life. I broke 80 for the first time since I started playing again ( 4 years ago). I also tied my 2nd best 9 with a 2 over 38.
The down side is that golf season ( I started coaching the JV golf team last fall) got cancelled with all the rest of the fall sports in Maryland. Too bad since we were going to have a really good team. We were only going to have 2 seniors so there's still time for the rest of them but it still sucks.
In other golf news, how do people feel about the new world golf handicap system? The calculation, as far as I can tell since I've read/heard conflicting things, is based on an average of your 8 best (or 10, I've heard both) scores out of your last 20. Subtract the par of the course you normally play and that is your handicap index. Each course would then have its own handicap based on the slope rating. The net affect being that your index will probably be a little lower than your handicap was but on a given course you would be playing to a higher handicap on a more difficult course.
Under this system, I'd be an 8 handicap on my home course when I was closer to 12 under the old system.
Congrats on breaking 80!
That sucks about your golf team. Esp for the 2 seniors. Interesting that your golf season is in the fall. It's in the spring for Indiana. We had 2 seniors who didn't get to play this spring although our golf team is just ok at the moment.
As far as of the new handicap system, It's based on your 8 best scores. IMO, you should take out your 4 best and 4 worse. Then average the remaining 12 rounds, subtract the par of your home course, etc... I feel like the new system brings everyone handicap down too much IMO compare to what they truly average. I'll def be paying attention to it more next season as I'll be going to quite a few different courses that are more difficult. This year I pretty much just stayed at my home course all season.
I'm a 0 handicap under this system instead of a 2-3 with the old.