There are 3 types of handicaps out there. They include: (1) honest handicaps; (2) sandbagger handicaps and (3) Hollywood handicaps.
Thankfully, the most common type of handicap is the honest handicap.cheap golf clubs
This is a handicap that is determined by using a standard and accepted formula as defined by the governing golf body in a particular country. The golfer who carries an honest handicap is conscientious about keeping accurate scores, adhering to the accepted rules of golf and of considering all rounds played when applying the handicap formula.
The golfer who can be considered to be carrying a sandbagger handicap goes out of his way to make sure that his "official" handicap is somewhat higher than what it should be. ping rapture v2 driver
The reason for doing this is pretty obvious. When competing in Net Score competitions (often involving money or prizes) he can have a distinct advantage.
A proper handicap, as mentioned above, must be based on all rounds played - good or bad. One "not so subtle" way to achieve the status of an elite sandbagger is to conveniently forget to enter good rounds but to be diligent to the extreme when it comes to entering bad rounds. Callaway Diablo forged irons
If the golfer is "on a roll" with nothing but good rounds being shot, it may be necessary to make the supreme sacrifice and actually purposely play a bad round. "Gee, I just couldn't hit a fairway today!"
The third type of golfer is the one who carries a Hollywood handicap. This type of player is extremely interesting. This golfer has his heart in the right place - he takes the game seriously and desperately wants to improve and, perhaps more importantly, to be recognized as an accomplished player by his friends and peers.Callaway RAZR X Irons
For the typical Hollywood handicap player, the handicap is everything. He would rather carry a low handicap and lose money than carry an inflated handicap and win money. A rare,Callaway Diablo EDGE irons
but interesting breed!
To make my point, you should understand that the first step in computing a handicap using the standard USGA for