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One of the reasons golf is such a popular game is that a system of handicapping means players of all abilities can play against each other.

Think of a handicap like a headstart given by more skilful players to weaker.

The handicap system can seem confusing, which is why it is so important to keep your scores on a scorecard so you can work it all out at the end of your round if you need to.


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