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Average Score Compared to Handicap Index


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#31 GolfWithdrawals

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:38 PM

Handicap: 0.7   Average Score: 76.7


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:14 PM

Yeah I think if you get within around 5 strokes of your handicap, that's a good day. If you hit or beat your handicap, that's a phenomenal day.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:12 AM

Adding to my previous post, I've entered my 126 scores into my TI 84 calculator to determine the shape of the data and its standard deviation. My scores are not a perfect bell curve. The data is slightly skewed left. My standard deviation, which is extremely important to the conclusions some of you are reaching, is 2.3 strokes. In fact 95 scores fall between 75 and 79 inclusive. If I eliminate my three best scores and three worst scores from the data set, my deviation drops to 1.5. This suggests what I have demonstrated for years. I am a very consistent player, but at 3.1, a long way away from my goal of getting to scratch. Blanket statements with regard to index, course rating, and suggested accumulators (+3 strokes has been thrown around this thread), are missing something very important to the discussion. How consistent are the player's scores. That is, what is the STANDARD DEVIATION of the data set.

Edited by Moonlightgrm, 15 November 2017 - 09:13 AM.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:36 AM

View Postfillwelix, on 14 November 2017 - 04:14 PM, said:

Yeah I think if you get within around 5 strokes of your handicap, that's a good day. If you hit or beat your handicap, that's a phenomenal day.

Yep, that's what I felt like when I played to 6 under my handicap and won the monthly comp. Funny thing is that it didn't feel like that when I played, only afterwards.
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:46 PM

I’m an 8 and my last four scores were 80, 82, 90, 82

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:55 PM

I'm a 7.4 currently, posted 80 scores in 2017. Scoring average was 83.5 and 16 scores were 79 or lower.

Like all things handicap it's going to depend on the CR and slope where you play.



Edited by Matt J, 17 November 2017 - 11:57 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2017 - 11:23 PM

Handicap Index => Calculate differentials from last 20 rounds, multiply by 0.96, Average the lowest 10.

Average Index => Calculate differentials from last 20 rounds, DO NOT multiply by 0.96. Average for all 20.

Median Index => Calculate differentials from last 20 rounds, DO NOT multiply by 0.96. Take the middle number (If there are two middle numbers, average them). Reduces outliers (because we're all so consistent).

Use the course rating/slope of your next round and calculate what you "could" score, or what your "average" game will produce.

Edited by joker2, 04 December 2017 - 12:14 AM.

Just say'in...

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:05 AM

I compile about 30 golfing friends on the grint app.  

My rule of thumb is to add 5 strokes to HI to get average score or vice versa.  Not precise but very useful when I organize competition.

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