Well said, Dale. I enjoy the competition, but the current handicap policy makes it a total crapshoot. I play all year in Florida and might experience a two-week run of good play that creates an index significantly lower than my average. These stats are online and available if a low round at the tournament requires an adjustment.
The new WHS disregards potential and concentrates on current trends, thus the daily handicap updating. If I come in with a 6.5 and happen to shoot a pretty good score, it won’t happen two or three days in a row. If it does, then the World Am can enforce the adjustment feature. No big deal.