12 Jan '18, 8am

I'm donning the tin hat this morning⛑️

Why you should welcome 54-handicappers to the game January 12, 2018 Golf News Steve Carroll dispels the myths peddled by those who have railed against the new maximum golf handicaps It is no wonder golf is viewed so disparagingly if the whine on social media about 54 handicaps is the judge. Even though they’ve been in the offing for several months, the sport has finally woken up to the CONGU changes that came into force at the start of the year. “Shoot me now!” said one at the prospect of having to play his Saturday morning game with three 54-handicappers. If you’ve missed the disapproving din, let me recap. From the start of this month, the maximum handicap a player is allowed in competitions has been increased. There are new Categories of 5 and 6 – with the upper handicap limit set at 54 shots. It had previously been 28 shots for men and 36 for women. The same old myths ...

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