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Orikoru

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54 handicaps!

Played in a corporate scramble last week, we were 10 under par gross, not brilliant, but decent enough, one of the teams that beat us were 4 over gross! Apparently the organiser let everyone without an official handicap play off 54 "because that's the rule" :unsure:
Then your irritation is not with handicaps but with stupid organisers. :LOL:
 

Bdill93

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Have you ever met someone who won "Closest to the pin in 2" and still got a bogey......

Well now you have :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

72 people in the field, many of which made par - not me though :ROFLMAO:
 

Orikoru

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Honestly no.. just sheer bad golf :ROFLMAO: (under-hit massively, over-hit, in)

Was also hammering down at times so just couldnt get a decent run of putts together, speeds just kept changing - my excuse and I'm sticking with it!
Don't worry, this is my life nowadays. Literally any green and any putt could turn into a three-putt. Averaging about four of them per round at the moment.
 

Bdill93

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Don't worry, this is my life nowadays. Literally any green and any putt could turn into a three-putt. Averaging about four of them per round at the moment.
Have you ever 3 putted when closest to the pin in 2, out of the whole field though :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 
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54 handicaps!

Played in a corporate scramble last week, we were 10 under par gross, not brilliant, but decent enough, one of the teams that beat us were 4 over gross! Apparently the organiser let everyone without an official handicap play off 54 "because that's the rule" :unsure:
Played in a Bogey/Par comp (individual match play against the course) yesterday. Anyone could enter but max handicap was 18. Now I am not sure whether that was Playing or Course handicap - I am assuming Playing Handicap so that no player got more than 1 shot on any hole.
 

Lord Tyrion

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Played in a Bogey/Par comp (individual match play against the course) yesterday. Anyone could enter but max handicap was 18. Now I am not sure whether that was Playing or Course handicap - I am assuming Playing Handicap so that no player got more than 1 shot on any hole.
I played a 4BBB Open last weekend and the max playing h/c allowed was 24. We had 1 guy who should get 26 but he is ashamed of that so he didn't pull a face :D. I don't blame any club for having some limits.
 

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We have two courses at my club. One long, one short.
What bugs me is the coloured flags denoting the holes position.
The long course uses these accurately every time.
But on the shorter course they've got no idea.
The worst is a par 3 known as the quarry hole and the large green is completely out of sight. You can just about see the top of the flag, and despite having a notice on the tee stating: Flag Positions: Red - Front; Blue - Back; White/Yellow - Middle. The amount of times they get it about face is ridiculous.
It's quite normal for about 6 or so holes on the course to be wrongly flagged.

It's a lovely friendly club so no one wants to complain.
 

davidy233

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We have two courses at my club. One long, one short.
What bugs me is the coloured flags denoting the holes position.
The long course uses these accurately every time.
But on the shorter course they've got no idea.
The worst is a par 3 known as the quarry hole and the large green is completely out of sight. You can just about see the top of the flag, and despite having a notice on the tee stating: Flag Positions: Red - Front; Blue - Back; White/Yellow - Middle. The amount of times they get it about face is ridiculous.
It's quite normal for about 6 or so holes on the course to be wrongly flagged.

It's a lovely friendly club so no one wants to complain.
Which club is that? - I used to live in Peterborough many years ago
 

Canary Kid

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Courses that don’t do yardage books because “everyone has a gps watch”. I have a gps watch, but nothing beats a yardage book when playing your first round at a course.
 
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