Golf Handicaps for the Complete Noob

I knew that golf involved simple mathematics: counting your strokes on each hole, adding them all up at the end, and subtracting your total score from the course par total to get your score “over par”. But this game got a little more complicated… Course hole handicaps I was looking into golf handicaps today, and trying to learn a little more about them. When I was at Chick Evans with Mike, he was explaining to me what the handicap number for each hole on the score card meant.

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Chick Evans Golf Course

I start my journey at Chick Evans Golf Course in Morton Grove, IL. This golf course is part of the Forest Preserve Golf courses, which operates ten golf courses throughout Chicagoland, two of which only offer a nine hole course. Throughout the Forest Preserve Golf system, weekend rates range from $18 to $52. I went to Chick Evans on the weekday and took advantage of their twilight price. I played the full 18 with my buddy, Mike.

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I'm a noob.

Hello. My name is Chris, and I am a golf newbie. A golf noob. I have played only three rounds of golf in my life (in a span of eight years). Each time I had to borrow clubs from a friend and I played so bad that I didn’t care about the score. By the fourth or fifth hole, my goal was just to be able to hit the ball over 50 feet or clear the small creek that blocked my forward progression.

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