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going from a 7 handicap to a scratch over the summer possible?

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#1 nkc5555



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Posted 26 May 2017 - 09:56 PM

Is it possible to go from a 7 handicap to a scratch possible over the summer?

Last year, I was a 28 handicap and I was able to drop it. (but that might be because I started taking lessons and before I had no clue what I was doing  and got new clubs.)

Does anyone have tips or is this even possible?

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 10:34 PM

If you've got the potential then it certainly is possible. Keep taking golf lessons and playing as much as you can. Golf is a funny game where you improve by leaps and bounds, then plateau for a bit. Just getting better at one aspect of your game can drop a HCP several points, getting better all aspects of your game and big drops are possible...
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Posted 27 May 2017 - 12:09 PM

You went from a 28 to a 7 in one year?  That is outstanding.  As your hdcp lowers, particularly in the single digits, it becomes increasingly hard to make significant jumps.  It is a lot harder to go from 80 to 75 than it is to go from 105 to 90.  But, given your already impressive improvement, it could happen.


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 03:22 AM

Best thing to do is play 8-10 rounds and take really good notes of your rounds.  Identify your weaknesses.  There are some apps that can help with this.

Do you struggle with L-to-R shots?  R-to-L shots?   Do you hit a lot of greens, but consistently have 40+ foot putts for birdie?  Are you losing shots on chips? pitches? in the sand?  

If you can identify 1-2 weaknesses, and you focus on improving them...you can continue to really drop your handicap even to scratch.

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 08:56 PM

It's totally up to you. You're the only one who determines how good you become. Practice hard. Be confident. You got it man

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