northernpete

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  1. Agree about the Nett 40 but this applies to anyone playing to a hcp which is not a reflection of their current game and can exist at all handicap levels. I agree it is easier to keep an eye on hcps at club level but even in our club competitions, the limit is set at 28. Is setting a limit just accepting that the handicap system is open to cheating, and therefore we can say the hcp limit is just trying to deal with the problem and not the cause? The cause being the way handicap systems are maintained is not effective enough to prevent cheating? A handicap limit will only stop bandits above the limit at the same time disadvantaging the honest golfers who are in this category. Not saying I am right or anyone is wrong, just my opinion.
  2. Played in an open today with a max handicap of 20. My playing partner was my dad who has a CONGU handicap of 30. He has rheumatoid arthritis and does well to get round off this. Its a huge disadvantage to him losing such a high percentage of shots and doesnt really have a hope in hells chance of winning compared to people like myself who are under the max handicap limit. CONGU have allowed handicaps up to 54 and I'm sure people have an opinion on this. But surely putting handicap limits in comps is just cutting out high handicap players who really want to get involved. I personally think it kind of defeats the purpose of having a handicap system in the game. What are your thoughts on this? Is there another reason for this handicap limit?
  3. Played in an open today with a max handicap of 20. My playing partner was my dad who has a CONGU handicap of 30. He has rheumatoid arthritis and does well to get round off this. Its a huge disadvantage to him losing such a high percentage of shots and doesnt really have a hope in hells chance of winning compared to people like myself who are under the max handicap limit. CONGU have allowed handicaps up to 54 and I'm sure people have an opinion on this. But surely putting handicap limits in comps is just cutting out high handicap players who really want to get involved. I personally think it kind of defeats the purpose of having a handicap system in the game. What are your thoughts on this? Is there another reason for this handicap limit?
  4. Entering my first 4bbb open stableford competition and I am unsure of the correct way to fill the card in. It is a pairs event. Obviously as long as you put down your handicap/stokes received and enter your gross score for each hole with a signed card, your covered. Just wanted find out how people go about filling the cards in for 4 people playing as 2 seperate teams? Thanks in advance.
  5. Good evening, I have been a social golfer for a few years now and decided to join a club for the first time this January so I could get competition CONGU handicap. The pro in our shop as told me I need to hand in the 3 supplementary cards to get my initial handicap along with £3. £1 per card. Is this common practice? I always thought that when you joined a club any fees towards a handicap were part of the membership.