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Shilgy

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  1. Guy joins wrx….first post appears to be a troll job but is actually brilliant rope a dope rope-a-dope /ˈrōpəˌdōp/ noun INFORMAL•US a boxing tactic of pretending to be trapped against the ropes, goading an opponent to throw tiring ineffective punches.
  2. Am I misremembering in my old age? Before the current rules weren’t we allowed to treat a poorly placed hole as GUR on our own if unable to repair it? Meaning move the ball on the green to the nearest point no nearer etc so that that old plug no longer interfered with the line of play?
  3. You hate the bolded parts and yet spend time here on wrx? At least they guys on the tube have been there done that credentials….the rest of us just think we know better LOL.
  4. Eye opening for sure. Surprised it hasn’t been posted here on wrx before..
  5. Argh! Had a reply about done and hit the wrong dang button and lost it. To clarify your comment further ……in a field of 50 bogey golfers(~18 handicap) and 50 scratch players the winners would be dominated by the higher caps due to their relative score volatility. That is why the USGA suggests various percentages of handicaps be used depending on the format. It is an attempt to even out where the winners will come from.
  6. About is a big word in that sentence. The old handicap system used a 96% multiplier that favored the lower handicap players. The 8 of 20 replacing the 10 of 20 accomplishes nearly the same result. I recall reading that in 100 matches a 10 playing a scratch it would be approximately 55/45 scratch to 10 wins but don’t quote me on that as I do not recall the source. I would call the 55/45 “about” even. The USGA does want lower handicap players rewarded-slightly. There absolutely should be a benefit to working at your game and improving.
  7. Just to clarify…..They can have an even match, not necessarily “will” playing one match. And should come out about even playing a series of matches. The problem comes when players identify a sandbagger or vanity cap after seeing one round….or even, as has been posted on wrx, from seeing just one swing. And even for one round match play is a different animal. Two 10’s could play a match and have both play to their handicap and have one get dusted 5&4 or worse.
  8. Just to clarify…..They can have an even match, not necessarily “will” playing one match. And should come out about even playing a series of matches. The problem comes when players identify a sandbagger or vanity cap after seeing one round….or even, as has been posted on wrx, from seeing just one swing.
  9. I remember this a bit differently. It was Sidd Finch the players all watched strike the ball so perfectly and then not play.
  10. I would say yes, definitely. I play right handed and have a total ankle replacement in my left ankle. That’s the only thing that enabled be to continue having a relatively normal life- no running or jumping but at 64 who cares. I can still play relatively competently but certainly not swinging at tour speeds and the accompanying torques on the left ankle. Not necessary in my opinion. Loading into the right side on the backswing does not put nearly the pressures the follow through side ankle endures.
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  12. Oops, you are correct. I was thinking of 54 PH being max. Handicapping only, definitely. Count what you shoot in competition, no limit. Yes, there are limits in some forms of competition.
  13. Yes but…depending on if you stroke on that hole your score for posting purposes is 7 or 8. Maximum handicap is 54 so no matter what you could not post more than a 10 for that hole.
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