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Golf Canada Stands On Guard For The Solo Golfer
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November 24, 2015
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When the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced intended revisions to their Handicap System on November 23rd it was not met with harmonious agreement.

In fact, at least one of the changes proposed to come into affect on January 1, 2016 appeared to offend a number of their membership, judging by the uproar on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

In a sport where integrity (See the USGA's own values section) and honesty is integral, one of the six changes revealed seemed to question the capability of golfers to have those traits. The proposed change was in the Acceptability of Scores and basically said, "If you golf alone we don't trust you to keep and submit an honest score."

The actual text provided by the USGA read as followed:

"Playing alone and necessary peer review: To further support the key System premise of peer review, scores made while playing alone will no longer be acceptable for handicap purposes. This change underscores the importance of providing full and accurate information…

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November 24, 2015
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Beautifully stated. Well done.

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November 24, 2015
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Beautifully stated. Well done.

TY sir

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January 22, 2016
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Tomorrow's just a future yesterday. - Craig Ferguson

January 22, 2016
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Rule 1 said
Uh oh...

http://golfcanada.ca/news/arti.....m-changes/

I guess that blows up the premise of our whole article...(which was correct at the time, of course)

Confused

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January 22, 2016
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January 22, 2016
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I really think it's the wrong decision.  Why if I play with some nobody that I don't know I enter that score but they don't trust me if I play alone.  I thought this was a game of honour!!!!

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One thing that comes to mind that may have factored into this decision. It's possible that the USGA could choose not to recognize a Golf Canada handicap for a player that wants to compete in a USGA event because it wasn't established according to their criteria.

CONGU wouldn't have this issue because their handicaps are competition based.

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January 24, 2016
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I'm disappointed with Golf Canada.  Their initial rejection of this cynical treatment of solo rounds was the right thing to do.  It was consistent with the fundamental tenet of golf that it is a game of honour.   They've now folded to pressure from abroad.  So much fo a principled approach.

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