That is very insightful.
Because net scores determined the movement of your handicap in the old system, many people are still very much focussed on their net scores.
But now it is solely gross scores that affect the movement of your handicap and people do not need to focus their thoughts on their net score in quite the same way.
You can play to or below your handicap, but your handicap might rise - 20th ago score was a good one.
This stills feels very odd to a lot of people. You can explain how and why it is happening, but they will still feel that it is odd until they adjust their thinking to the new system.
Then it will not feel odd.
Of course, if you never experienced the old system, then it won't feel odd either.
Denying that people feel this way, when it seems to me to be a fact that they do feel this way, the whole point of post#1, is why I keep asking for suggestions about how to help people adjust to the new system.
Many posts here seem to be suggesting that I think this is a very BIG DEAL in some way. I do not think it is a BIG DEAL.
But I know that people are still very much at odds with the new system.
Maybe no one posting on this thread has any problem, but many others do. This might include non-members of this forum who might be reading this.
Now that Voyager EMH has ruined a few threads with his trawling, he is starting his own. I wish people would just ignore his clickbait rants.
Not a clickbait or rant at all. Its an interesting and topical topic as we enter a 3rd season of WHS with people still debating and still various levels of understanding and misunderstanding of it.Now that Voyager EMH has ruined a few threads with his trawling, he is starting his own. I wish people would just ignore his clickbait rants.
Back in the seventies a guy I worked with related a tale of when, shortly after decimalisation, he visited a traditional hardware shop (think of the Two Ronnies "4 candles" sketch) and bought 10 items that were 7p each.I got my first Saturday job in a shop in 1977. This was six years after decimalisation of our coinage.
A tiny few people would still convert 87p and the like back to shillings and pence, as that was still their perception of "how much money is that?"
They were not "wrong" to think that way, they were not stupid, they had learned that there were 100 new pennies in the pound.
Brilliant.Back in the seventies a guy I worked with related a tale of when, shortly after decimalisation, he visited a traditional hardware shop (think of the Two Ronnies "4 candles" sketch) and bought 10 items that were 7p each.
The girl behind the counter got out her conversion tables, changed 7p into shillings and pence, manually multiplied by 10, then converted back to decimal.
"That will be 68p, please".
"No, it's 70p".
"Hang on, I'll check", and she went through the process again, this time asking for 74p.
So how do you track your score as you go round, by a running total of your cumulative shots to that point?. As that is no more, i tend, as I go round, to not now mentally track my score relative to par.
I‘m thinking that most of the time I don’t really.So how do you track your score as you go round, by a running total of your cumulative shots to that point?
How do you feel about keeping track of one's gross score - ie one's golf score?I just dont think par is a relatable number for the vaste majority of golfers. They are neither good enough to be tending towards level, or, are playing handicap competition, so may as well keep any mental score in that format, as that is what matters for that round. Stableford in the main. Or v-par : actual shot over par has no meaning in it. Even in medal play, I, and I think most, still keep track of their relative score, allocating shots according to index, to have a position relative to their hc as to how their round is going.
Over par is for scratch competition, and for low single digit players or better.