Published By: Scott Seward On May 5th, 2009 at 1:25 pm
Seven years ago I was assigned a heady task — build a mousetrap that will identify those golfers who perform really, really well in NCGA net and Team Match events — maybe too well.
It seemed that the same faces and same clubs were showing up in the winner’s circle year after year...
Published By: Scott Seward On February 15th, 2008 at 11:38 am
Recent newspaper articles profiling the golf habits of corporate executives have again placed a national spotlight on the...
Published By: Scott Seward On November 20th, 2007 at 5:05 pm
I am often asked how one goes about posting scores outside the region or outside the state.
It all depends.
Published By: Scott Seward On August 2nd, 2007 at 1:45 pm
With the summer months upon us and golf activities peaking, this column will serve as a reminder of the many ways you can...
Published By: Scott Seward On April 1st, 2007 at 12:08 pm
Which tees do you play from?
I mean, suppose you turn up at a golf course that you have never played before. Do...
Published By: Scott Seward On January 1st, 2007 at 12:00 pm
Ever wonder how your handicap stacks up against other NCGA members? Look no further.
The following represents a...
Published By: Scott Seward On October 3rd, 2006 at 3:41 pm
In this third and final installment of dispelling handicapping myths, I'm going after the biggest one of all.
MYTH: Playing to one's handicap is common and expected.
Many golfers are amazed to learn they only play to their handicap around once every five rounds or so. This amazement...
Published By: Scott Seward On June 3rd, 2006 at 2:45 pm
In my previous column I tried to dispel some of the myths surrounding slope ratings and stroke holes. This issue I will look at scores. Namely, posting them and measuring them.
The Handicap System relies on the premise that golfers will post all acceptable scores. Unfortunately, some...
Published By: Scott Seward On April 3rd, 2006 at 11:56 am
Over the course of the next two magazines I am going to address some of the most common misconceptions golfers cling to regarding handicap-related issues. These misconceptions are popular "wives'-tales" that the masses just won't let go.
Let's start out with one of the biggies.
Published By: Scott Seward On January 3rd, 2006 at 8:31 am
Every four years I prepare an article on important revisions to the USGA Handicap System. The article coincides with the quadrennial changes that occur as the USGA refines and modifies the system based upon research, user input and advancements in technology.
Some of the changes during...