New Handicap - can I appeal ??

Kaizer_Soze

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Hi, the couse I play at is a par 71, SSS71. Recently put in 3 cards for my handicap, an 89, 98 and 80. The 89 just didn't happen that day, the 98 was one of those days when if it could go wrong it did and the 80 was probably about the best I can do at the moment (although I still maintain I left 3 or 4 shots on the course :D)

Based on these 3 cards I was expecting a handicap in the region of 12. They gave me 7 :D

Can I appeal against this award either to my club handicap comittee or do I have to take it to the Scottish Golf Union ??
 

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Sound like they don’t want you winning any medals at the club. Don’t know if you can appeal mate.
 

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I thought your h/c should be what your capable of hitting,which in your case 9 over par h/c of 9. A 7 seems a bit harsh .they might take into account your a new member and if your hitting 80 already you might be able to play to a 7 h/c.As you say {you left a few shots out there}be proud of your 7 h/c {i would be}and if you can play to it great and not you will soon go up.Last thing you want is a higher h/c and get called a bandit /cheat. :eek:
 

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should have said in my last post anything at triple boggie or above will be reduced to double. so seven could be right
your handicap is based on your best card not the average of three cards.
 

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Anyone carrying a ping zing 1 iron deserves to be off at least 7.

If you can't play to it, and it sounds like you can (bear in mind we are only talking about 4 or 5 times a year), then at the end of the season the computer will recommend you for a review.

Appealing will get you nowhere, and make you sound like a whinger.
 

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your handicap is based on your best card not the average of three cards.

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CONGU rules shown above suggest a handicap of 18 if there were no triple bogeys or above.
Who is right please?
 
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You can't appeal it yet, if you shot 80 on a SSS71 then that is a 9 handicap but as someone else has mentioned they will have cut anything worse than a double bogey back to a double bogey so if you had an 8 on a par 4 that would account for the extra 2 shots off, making 7.
Just be happy you're a single figure handicapper, something most golfers will never achieve. You say you left 3 or 4 shots out there, no-one likes bandits so just get on with it. If you can't play to 7 the handicap committee will re-assess in time.
 

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+9 with a couple of triples would make +7 and the club is more likely to want you on +7 for everyone's sake. As this is effectively a new handicap you're most likely to find yourself with a higher handicap if you shoot the same sort of scores on the other cards - the balance will then be restored. Same sort of thing happened to me, just with higher scores!
 

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I had almost identical cards when I put in for my handicap in February. 92 included some Frank Spencer golf, 96 the next week saw me up a tree like Bernard Langer, In a swamp like Crocodile Dundee and shovelling enough sand to fill the Road Hole bunker five times over. Finally came together on the third, put in an 82 that included an eagle, two birdies and 2 triple bogeys! Expected an 18 or something but got a 14. No problem though, in the winter winds and rain its been a fair target to play too and has helped me improve. I'm consistently going much lower than that now and I'm thankful that the commitee took the firm line with me and gave me a challenge rather than me strolling away with the last 3 monthly comps.
If you work at it, you'll be a good solid 9 handicap at least - maybe even lower - you obviously have the potential mate.
 

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I have to say I'm very proud to have a handicap of 7, however it kinda rules me out of this years opens. I would like to have brought my handicap down to this figure through continued good play, I just feel the handicap comiteee have been a bit harsh.

The 80 included a triple at the 2nd, the SSS is 70 not 71 as I previously stated. that would give me a 9.

I wont be appealing but it could be a very frustrating season trying to catch the buffer zone week in week out.

ps thanks for all the replys.
 

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"par 71, SSS71. Recently put in 3 cards for my handicap, an 89, 98 and 80."

They gave you 7! odd.......the best card was 9 over the SSS. Unless you had two triples, I think this is a bit harsh. Then again my 3 cards were 13/16/17 over SSS and they gave me 11.5.

a 98?......did they spot this?
 
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