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Why do the powers that be think it fair to use 10% of the total handicap of a four player team. Eg. 4 x 25 handicap players after deduction have to play off a handicap of 10 a team of four each with a handicap of 5 after 10% deduction play a handicap of two who do you think the likely winners will be.

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'the powers that be' are your own competitions organisers, it's there decision to decide on how the format of the competition is decided. 

 

Personally I've seen a team of high handicappers a beat a low handicap team on regular occasions in a scramble. 

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On 25/09/2018 at 19:17, trevor slater said:

Why do the powers that be think it fair to use 10% of the total handicap of a four player team. Eg. 4 x 25 handicap players after deduction have to play off a handicap of 10 a team of four each with a handicap of 5 after 10% deduction play a handicap of two who do you think the likely winners will be.

Seriously, I just read that 10 times, and it doesn't make any sense. 

 

This is how a Texas scramble works. It is a medal event, so the total shots of each hole are added together. All the players handicaps are then added together, and if there are 4 players, then the total handicap is divided by 4.  The handicap is then taken from the gross score. Some competitions may specify that a team has to play off of 90% of their handicap (10% deducted). Therefore, if all of you played off of 25, that would be a total of 100-10%/4, therefore the teams handicap would be 22.5.  I think you may have got a little confused, as the competition would not be 10% of the handicap, it would 10% deducted. Hope you understand

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