July 09, 2018 at 11:28 AM
I like to play in an annual club tournament where everyone hits off the red tees, and we move the women's tee up 50 yards or so on each hole except the par 3s. We play with a partner, full handicaps. I didn't play especially great yesterday, but I did have 3 chip in birdies. 2 of them came on stroke holes, so we put 2 eagles on the card. Not great, not embarrassing, we finished with a 61, -11. Expecting the winning team to be somewhere around minus 20. Instead, someone came in with a 44. -28! That equates to 8 birdies, and 10 eagles, assuming no pars.(we actually put 2 bogies on the card) Either, these people should be on tour, they holed out from the fairway several times, or their handicaps are completely inaccurate. I am going with the latter option. A little disappointing. We threw $15 into a pot, so money is not the issue, and like I said we did not play well enough to win anything, but something is wrong when a 2 person team comes in 28 under.
Darius VBarrie, ON
Dino JBurnaby, BC
Barry BLake St Louis, MO
July 10, 2018 at 11:38 PM
Shoe was on the other foot tonight. I played a match against a "2" handicap. My index is 8.7(8.9 after today's game)
The conditions in Southern Ontario right now are dry, and I am a short hitter. I make my living around the green. So today this guy had to give me 7 shots, and he did not play very well. I was 2 over on the front, only hit 4 greens all day, but I only had 26 putts. I was 6 up at the turn, and he was accusing me of being a sandbagger. Maybe tonight when he reflects, he will remember that he hit bad drives on 2(over into the next fairway over trees, lost a ball on 3, missed an easy up and down from a great drive to just off the green on 4, hit it to 30 feet on the next par 3, and was lucky to half the hole, hit it in the trees on 6, barely kept it in play on 7, and lost a ball on 9.) Maybe it is easier to blame me for playing to my handicap. Either way, I beat him 7 and 6. It was a good day. On to round 2.
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