Do You Have A Travelling Handicap Index?

During a recent conversation on Twitter with my friends Serge and Andre, we stumbled on a great topic. Actually, Andre is the person who first brought up his desire to lower his traveling handicap and that sparked a thought. I have spent years touting the benefits of creating a handicap index through Golf Canada and supporting your local golf course. I still adamantly support this view, but I wonder how solid my handicap index really is if I record 98% of my rounds on my home course!

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Routinely Shooting A Consistent Score

Have you ever wondered what score you shoot on a routine basis? You know, that one score that is always in the running and depending on the day you will shoot higher or lower than that benchmark. For every golfer, that score is different and usually varies in direct relationship to a players skill. As a low handicapper, it is expected that my score should be consistently lower than a mid or high handicapper. This is not euphony for sure, but I was wondering what my score (s) are that I consistently shoot.

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Playing To My Handicap Put Into The Finals Of The Stroke Match Play Tournament

I made it to the finals of the Osprey Links Stroke Match Play Club Championship. It is the first for me to make it this far. In the past I usually lost in the semi or quarter finals. But not this year; this year I made it to the final match by playing my handicap or at least very close too it. I have said for years that to compete in any tournament, just shoot your handicap or a bit better. Most players do not respond well during competition and generally shoot higher than expected. My approach is a great recipe for success.

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The Chances of Making A The Right Golf Shot At The Right Time

At one time during your next round of golf, you will be called upon to make the right shot at the right time. This specific scenario is inevitable and might happen several times over the course of 18 holes. The expectation is that as your lower your handicap, lets say to single digits, you will make this needed shot more often than not. Well, I am here to tell you that the pressure of making the right shot at the right time does not diminish the better golfer you become. An yet we do succeed more that higher handicappers….why is that?

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How to Play Well In A Golf Tournament

Performing when the pressure is on can be challenging for many golfers (amateur or professional). There really is no magic formula…..or is there? I honestly believe that I have solved the challenges facing golfers when playing in a tournament. Unfortunately, the process to playing well starts long before we tee it up for the first hole. Yet, the first shot is still the most critical to start your event on the right foot!

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