“In the true spirit of golf rules, the devil’s in the detail. Some things, such as the handicapping committee, are relatively straight forward. Other things, like having to submit individual cards during four ball rounds and using “Likely Scores” where you don’t hole out have the potential to be fairly confusing to the average golfer.”
“The first round of handicap changes didn’t require any education to the golfers of the nation and so were fairly straight forward, if not somewhat controversial. This next round of changes does fundamentally impact how we need to score some rounds. It looks like it’s going to be up to the clubs to get the messages out to their members. However, in this tight financial environment which is probably seeing most golf clubs run as lean as possible with minimum staff on board, it will be interesting to see how well the message gets out to everyone.”
He’s got a point. All players must now complete a score for each hole when playing four-ball format in order for all players to complete a card for handicapping. In the event of a hole where you don’t hole out, you will need to record your ‘most-likely score’. I’d love to be a fly on the wall in a few pro-shop’s when this is explained.
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