Golfer Chuck Petrosky was solidly in the No. 3 division of the "Greatest" tourney -- sporting a 13 handicap.
He called this week with a concern:
His handicap had fallen to an 11 -- putting him in the No. 2 bracket. He wanted to be sure he was still in the tourney, and that his success this summer did not chase him out of the "Greatest."
I assured him he is in. He paid for his spot. Heck -- if he becomes a scratch golfer in the next 3 weeks, he's still in.
The handicap system has generated some chatter. Some guys even thought we were bluffing.
Well -- no bluff. We finalized the plans today for the handicap verification.
Players must play in the division that we can confirm. If we cannot confirm your handicap, then your only option is to play in the scratch division.
Acceptable handicaps are from USGA/GHIN, your course pro or your league/league president.
To restate one point that has been confused by some:
The tournement will not be scored using scores handicaps. Everyone plays scratch within their division. The handicaps are used to just place you in a proper competitoive division.
Only Ladies, Seniors (60+) and SuperSeniors (70+) are not based on handicap.
Keep hitting ... and get your friends signed up for the only all-Valley amateur golf tourney.