You’re Better than Average

You may have had a tough day out on the golf course, but here’s something to keep in the back of your head.

Despite decades of scientific improvements in clubs and balls, more physical training, and all sorts of new ideas on improving your swing, the average golf score remains the same: around 100 for 18 holes.

90However, for MyScorecard members, that number is between 90 and 91 (for reference, the average handicap is just under 16). Some people may attribute it to the Hawthorne effect, which is at least partially true, but we attribute at least a portion of it to the fact that our members are just better.

So do a little dance – you deserve it.

Welcome Digital Divot Members

We’d like to welcome the members of Digital Divot who have joined the MyScorecard service.

Knowing the importance of proper handicapping, Digital Divot has partnered with MyScorecard.com to transition their members’ accounts, scores, and handicaps to the MyScorecard service. MyScorecard has worked closely with the USGA from inception, building a system that adheres to the there rules and regulations, avoiding the unfortunate issues that we experienced.

As endorsed by Joshua Richards, owner and developer of Digital Divot: MyScorecard provides a place for members who loved Digital Divot to continue with all the great features that they enjoyed on our site, as well as the many new features MyScorecard offers. We’re glad to be able to partner to provide our members with a great experience and smooth transition from our site.

If you know of a web site that might benefit from partnering with MyScorecard, please don’t hesitate to let us know and we would be happy to reach out to them.

The Quirks of the Slope

We will sometimes choose some of the more interesting questions asked by our members to share with you. Our most recent one comes from a member who shot a 70 on a course with a rating of 71.3 and slope of 132 (something we can all aspire to). When entering his score into MyScorecard, the differential read -1.1, which was actually less than the -1.3 the difference between the score (70) and course rating (71.3). Wouldn’t you expect that if you played a harder course, it should be greater than the difference of the rating and score? Continue reading