As many of you know, I like to pose questions on Twitter and talk about them in a blog. Yesterday, I posed a question about the best golf score milestone and the response I received was very unexpected. Overall, I am very happy about the extended conversation and feedback; I hope that in the future my questions garner the same results.
What I liked about this question was the many of the respondents telling us how low they shot. Many of the answers were scores in the 60s (this is not surprising) and a few provided some interesting details. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about their exploits as I am in the deep freeze for another 4 months.
Some suggested that the answers were askew because there were too many respondents shooting below 70. Given the actual number of players who can break 70 (approximately 1%) the number appears too high. Daniel Butler provide a reasonable explanation:
There are only about 200 votes. It’s not unreasonable to think 90 people have broken 70 given the account following. But I would think there would be more Breaking 80 votes.
Some of the discussion implied that rule following might be an issue. As a 4 handicapper, I would suggest that this discussion is a red herring discussion. I have faith that players posting sub-80 rounds follow the rules and understand that they cannot post scores they did not earn.
The discussion was a fun one. I never thought that one question would open the Bee’s Nest. I think it is great to respectfully discuss golf and share our opinions. I am hoping that in the future the same type of interaction happens; it sure helps pass the time during the off-season.
What is your low golf score milestone?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!