So I just made birdie on hole 8 to come back down to even par. Knowing that I'm in a points race and tied for 1st place in Flight 1 and tied for 1st place in our overall league out of 68 players I did what you shouldn't do unless money is on the line. I was playing against the ghost to where I just had to shoot my cap which is listed a 3.7hcp and I had the round locked down heading into our easiest finishing hole at even par. I carded a tidy 8 on the last hole "+4" which gave me the lowest net round of the day and didn't bust my cap. 3 of the top 5 guys are straight up sharks and ex-college players and will hustle your cash with their negative caps. One glaring thing on the score sheet is they show negative handicaps and I show close to a 4. We have 17 guys in Flight1 up to 5 handicaps. The bottom 10 will always shoot around 42 or better which doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room if you play them straight up and have a bad round. The guys at the top though If I get paired up with them, I play them straight up for bragging rights but have no reservations taking 4 strokes off of them to tip the match and take the points. Technically I'm playing by the rules defined by our league but get to wear the sandbagger crown which I'm fine with because it seems to get into peoples heads. They seem to think that they cant beat you even if they beat you straight up and gets them out of their game. Also keep in mind there is $2500 on the line for the 1st place finisher too. Is this a good strategy or poor sportsmanship?
Edited by Hondabuff, 17 May 2017 - 07:00 AM.