Doubles Are Killing My Golf Score

I am in that time of my golf season where I am starting to slump a little bit. I currently have 37 rounds posted at Golf Canada and have lowered my handicap index to 3.9, yet I find myself in a bit of a struggle. I seem to be shooting two double bogies a round during four of my last five rounds. I talked about no trouble doubles in an earlier post, but my woes are still hanging around.

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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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My Chipping Practice Is Finally Paying Off

After a month of chipping practice before my course opened, I finally feel like my chipping practice is paying off. I realize that I should have had a faster start, but after 30 days, I think I am still ahead of the chipping curve from previous years. It might seem odd, but chipping on DIY mat and off the ground takes some adjustments that I had not realized. But, all is good now and I feel comfortable over the ball when chipping inside 40 yards.

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2020 Osprey Links Match Play Tournaments

I volunteered to be the chairperson of the 2020 Osprey Links Match Play Tournaments. Like last year, I offered to help lighten the administrative load of the awesome Osprey Links staff by spearheading the member’s only Stroke and Net Match Play events. The winner of each event receives a parking spot adjacent to the clubhouse. These coveted parking spots drew out 42 players last year and we are hoping for more this year!

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Posting Golf Scores For Your Handicap Index

Posting your golf score after every round should be second nature. Of course, not all players think this is important because of the evolution of golf tournaments over the past 20 years. Somewhere along the way, between marketing and apathy, net events have lost their shine and have fallen to the weigh side. But, as an avid golfer you better beware if you do not have an official handicap. The changes to how scores are calculated have changed and understanding what “net” means will be important to future golf events.

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