August 23, 2018 at 11:56 AM
I don't have a solution for this issue, but I would be interested if somebody did. Right now, our handicap is determined by taking the best 10 scores from our last 20 games. However, there is no way to include variables such as wind or rain. Again, if you are playing 20 games, it should not matter, but what if you have a week like we are having now? Yesterday, we played in 40K winds. 2 days prior we played on a course that had received 20mm of rain. So, I am still striking the ball well, averaging 29 putts a round, but I had 2 scores come off my index which were 5.7 and 8.2, and I replaced them with a 11.2 and 16.4. My index is up to 9.7 this morning, and I still feel like I am playing pretty good golf.
My solution is that we should have some mechanism in place that can modify the slope rating based on conditions. Maybe I am getting too complex, but our 6200 yard course played more like 6700 yards yesterday. There is no allowance for conditions in the current system, and all I know is that I shot 86 and really only made one bad shot.
Darius VBarrie, ON
Dino JBurnaby, BC
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