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What kind of scores do you guys put together on a regular basis? I know course rating etc has a lot to do with working out handicaps but just wandered.

I go on my clubs website and see 10 handicapers going round in high 80's early 90's? These scores seems a little high for such a low handicap...???

I don't know the full ins and outs of handicaps but just interested to know peoples scores, you could add CSS if you like to paint a better picture!

Come on.....blow your own horns!!!

Lee
 

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In a non-pressurised weekend friendly I have been playing pretty well (up until we had the frosts and went to temps) and was playing the front nine regularly anwhere between +1 and +5. I usually blow up on the back 9 (through fatigue - damn you diabetes) but have been finishing around the +8 or 9 so at least 4 or 5 shots under my handicap. We've not had any comps for a while so not been albe to test my game under the scrutiny of a card and pencil in hand
 

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My home course is a par 71 course and on an average day it'll be a 79/80, bad day 83 or 84. Anything over that and I tend to think about e-baying the clubs! Anything under 76 in a bounce game and I feel it's been worthwhile. Had four 72's since I joined 4 years ago and they've usually included 3 or 4 birdies.

Tend to play courses I've never seen before the best, probably because I don't know where the trouble is! My last round of the year was a 73 around a par 70 which I last played 20 years ago, albeit shortened due to winter greens.

Looking forward to Goswick in Feb as I played it twice in the one day a couple of years ago and had a 76 and an 80 in a bit of a stiff breeze.

There. Trumpet well and truly blown!
 

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Well I arent quite in the 'elite' bracket you talk of, but close.

Our course is a CSS 69, lovely mature parkland track, and very tight in comparison to lots, certainly locally. Always a good couple of shots harder than a lot of courses, so we earn our cards at Brough.
Even with 5 Par 3' s and only 1 Par 5, its a good test, and I'm always happy to get round in anything close to my H/C, which would mean 80ish.
Best Gross this year was 77 in an Open, but equally, I could be 85/86.

Mind you, 3 of our P3's are 200yds, and we have 4 P4's that are 440/451/457 & 469yds respectively, which I think says it all.
 

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Nah, Lee. Just getting my retaliation in first for the Goswick meeting.:D :D

Seriously, I think this year has been my most inconsistent ever. I've had my best ever round, a level par 67, a few 73's and 74's and probably my worst two rounds in 20 years within a week of each other when I've blobbed 6 holes in a round in friendly stableford comps . My mind was elsewhere during those, though (credit crunched!) It's the joy of the game, I guess.

I think some courses just suit certain styles of play, too.
 

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When I got my lowest H'cap of 8.1, I was unhappy if I broke 80 - the high side!

Par was 71 but SSS 69 off the whites so an 80 would normally see me go up 0.1
 

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A good question this one and if honesty prevails some interesting responses will return.
Myself, I can go round on my own on a course I know well, no pressure and if Im all togeather physically I will probably shoot anything from my h/c to 6 or 7 under h/c, thats what I expect but occasionally a very bad hole can change all that, but on my own I rarely exceed h/c.(The 6 or 7 under is not the norm more like 3 under but I do frequently have a cracker)

If Im in a friendly and nothing to play for other than pride I would expect to shoot a couple of shots either side of h/c, or if worse than that would probably be down to one bad hole high score.

If Im in a comp (depending on how important said comp is) If i feel good and concentrate hard I have been known to get placings quite often in the past as well as wins but I have also been known to shoot 90 before now.

Preasure, circumstances are a great force of good and evil. :mad: :cool:
 

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I am happy to break 80, in a bounce game. Par is 72. Less than 85 is ok, and 82 to 86 is probably the norm. I save my over 90 rounds for medal play.
I can't imagine shooting over 100. As far as I am concerned, that is impossible.
 

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I go on my clubs website and see 10 handicapers going round in high 80's early 90's? These scores seems a little high for such a low handicap...???

Although I'm still too inconsistent, I haven't been near 90 since I re-started playing. Then again, I don't play if I'm really out of shape. Anyone can "blow up" if they are rusty or start hitting shots that cost you BIG time. My game is based around avoiding costly errors, I'd rather play for a bogey and make a double, than make a triple going for a miracle par.
 

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My course is a par 70 with a CSS of 70.

Handicap is 3.3

In bounce games off the men's tees I will be looking to shoot around par.
But in medals I am delighted to shoot my handicap. My course is quite windy so if I am off my game slightly it is easy to shoot 80 on a medal day.

My best ever round is a 63 (par 68), four years ago, and I have the card signed and framed in my office.
 

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Shooting 90 is not something I do, or have done very often for years but those days do happen, I shot one round of 88 when I played off 6 going out of bounds a couple of times and taking a 10 on one hole can have there in a jiffy :D ;)
I used to go for everything then, Im more laid back nowadays, more into % golf. ;)
 

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Generally somewhere between 75 to 78 in bounce games course is par 70 sss 69,i can play the front 9 in par/just under with the three par 5s then blow up towards the end.

Worst score i had last year was 91 and i played horrible could barely hit the ball so if thats the worst i can do its not too bad
 
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My comp scores last year ranged from 78-85. On a par 72.

This year I'm hoping to be better as most of those poor scores were at the start of the season and the better ones at the tail end.
 

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I think anything over 74 (par 71) in the winter of the normal course (a couple of the holes are on the short tees and my winter handicap is 3) is a bad day out but in the summer of the white sticks breaking 80 is reasonable, the odd high 80 creeps in when ive not been playing or have a nightmare hole trying to save a shot when I should have just taken my medicine.
 
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