What Does My Current Handicap Index Actually Mean

I am a strong believer that every golfer should establish a handicap index. It is the benchmark that players can use as a starting point to improve their game. I definitely use it as such, but it is more than that. I helps manage expectations, level the playing field, and establish how many strokes I want to negotiate with players for a side game. It is an important number that is provided at a reduced rate by local golf course (Osprey Links) on behalf of Golf Canada. I see no downside to having an accurate handicap index and recommend every golfer take the time to establish one.

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Rule 19.2 – Relief Options for Unplayable Ball in General Area or on Putting Green

I have said over and over again that understanding the rules of golf is important to shooting low golf scores or saving your round. There is no doubt that Rule 19.2 can make or break your round; I know this because it has done both to my game in the past. However, today’s article is a result of my friend Mac asking me about an unplayable lie he had recently experienced. I thought it would be a good time to talk about this important rule.

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Posting My 2020 Golf Scores To Golf Canada

As we know, COVID-19 has modified how we play golf for the time being. Social distancing is really not a challenge on the golf course, but some of the new rules for putting makes it easier to score. Regardless of the changes, I have decided to submit my scores following the current Golf Canada COVID-19 playing guidelines.

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Where to Purchase Your Golf Canada Membership

Are you a member of Golf Canada? If you are not a member of Golf Canada my only question to you is “Why Not?” I first became a member back in 2006 and have not looked back. For a small membership fee I gain several rewards that have offset the minor cost of my yearly membership. The most obvious result was the return of two golf clubs because of the “find me stickers” I applied to each shaft. This alone has paid for 10 years of memberships, so I ask you again, Are you a member of Golf Canada? If not, Why?

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Osprey Links Course Rating Has Changed!

This is the first time I have had the opportunity to discuss a change in a golf course’s rating. It is something I have thought about over the years, but never have seen a change actually happen. Well, last fall, Osprey Links, my home course, went through the process of establishing a new course rating. As it turns out, Osprey Links is a more difficult course than previously thought. And frankly I am not surprised!

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