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Understanding How to Calculate Your Golf Handicap in 2020

If you are new to golf or starting to take your rounds more seriously, understanding your golf handicap is a necessity. Golf handicaps are a number that represents the golfer’s ability based on their previous golf round’s scores. It serves the purpose of comparing your performances with other golf players. For men, your golf handicap is generally between zero and twenty-eight, and, for women, between zero and thirty-six.

Knowing your handicap is a must when a player wants to participate in tournament-style formats. Your handicap is the great equalizer. Many tournaments format their play so that a players handicap is used to score a round. This increases competition and allows players who may not be the strongest golfers a chance to taste victory. But this leads us to a few important questions. What is your handicap, and more importantly, how do you calculate it? 

New handicap calculation changes were introduced in 2020 so we’ll go over what a handicap is, how to calculate your handicap, and what rules changed for 2020.

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7 Tips for Getting Out of the Sand Trap

If your strategy for sand traps is to completely avoid them, then you may want to reevaluate your approach! Even the professionals can't avoid them. Getting out of the sand trap can be one of the hardest shots to master in golf. From beginners to the professional, many golfers have a difficult time with bunker shots. Getting the right loft, spin, and impact on the ball can be tricky and can negatively impact your score. Instead of trying to avoid the shot altogether, prepare yourself instead. If you're looking to improve your sand trap game, keep reading for 7 tips for hitting a successful bunker shot. Everything from your club choice to your set-up and attitude will all have an impact on your success. With these tips, you will be able to approach your next sand shot with confidence and ease and help improve your score as well.

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