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We will have all forgotten about WHS by the time we get back playing

Query re how many stokes you can reduce your handicap by in a season. I've been told you can only reduced your index by 3 max in the one season. I'm at the point where I've came down by 2.8, today's score looks possibly like knocking off another 0.4. Would it just freeze it at the 3?Sent from my SM-G986B using Tapatalk

You have been misinformed. There is no downward limit.

After a quite amazing purple patch I have came down 4.6 in total, 11.6 to 7.0. I'm now in a situation where scores 14-20 are all counting, some seriously good scores are about to drop off and I'm playing like a donkey. Unless I can find some form I've got for example a 3.1 about to be replaced by a 10.6 and a 6.2 being replaced by a 13.4. The rest are around 3 higher too.Is the upper limit 3 from where I'm at just now or from where I started at the beginning of the season?Sent from my SM-G986B using Tapatalk

Last few winning comps have been won by 20+ handicappersThe last one was 47 points. Guy off 5 who played with me shot 40 points and came 20th. I can see over time that scores would level off but as soon as a higher handicapper joins they will walk the competition. A lot of the single figure players only play medals now.

And another one. Board comp, 160 people playing big pot of cash.A long time member was playing with a new member playing off 23 who scored a net 60. He told them he played mostly in Spain where he played off 11.Brazen bloody banditry

or simply a failure of your local Handicapping Sec to take into account the players old handicap when allocating a new one (assuming the player told him of his playing history that is).

...a good mate of mines who, for a variety of reasons, had let his last handicap lapse at least a couple of years back ( I'm going to say it was 6 or 7 around three years ago- but possibly even longer than that ? ) ....has in the last two weeks submitted three cards off the medal tees at Dunbar.....played under relatively benign scoring conditions each day ( not that it helped me mind you.... ) . So off the whites we are 6597 yards, Par 71, Course Rating 70 and Slope of 113.In the order played in the last two weekends, my mate shoots ( gross ) 84 ( +13 ) , 74 ( +3 ) and another 74 ( +3) - so, without insulting your arithmetical prowess....a combined nineteen over par. He wanted a quick turnaround as we are entered in an open Texas Scramble this weekend and he needed to get his bloody finger out. Now , I know a wee bit more about this WHS than I did a few months back but still not really getting it as I find some people's handicaps are utterly astonishing ......but based on these three scores, as mentioned, a combined 19 over, just this lunchtime he received notification that Dunbar have given him a lovely vanity handicap of +0.5. So the rules of the W.H.S. ( presumably ? ) have decreed he is just 0.1 from a plus 1 handicap.......Hmm......I'm sure there's logic in that somewhere......