How did you handle the new Playing Handicap?

Competitions have now arrived and so has a new term on the lips of golfers. Getting the hang of the World Handicap System, says Steve Carroll, is going to take a bit of time

‘Why have I been cut?’ Thoughts and prayers for all the golf club managers dealing with that cry ringing round their office as players picked up a pencil in anger for the first time under the World Handicap System. Golfers had finally started to get their heads round the concept of Course Handicaps – a relationship that’s been fleeting enough thanks to successive Covid lockdowns – then the start of the competitive season brought with it a whole new term: Playing Handicap. Here’s how the new allowances hit me like a hammer....
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