Never leave a putt for septuple-bogey short. That’s not quite how the saying goes, but that’s exactly what I was thinking as I stood over a left-to-right 15-footer on the par five 5th. Four Sasquatch divots marked the scene of my undoing exactly 108 yards back up the fairway, one for each of the four shiny new Pro V1’s that were sitting at the bottom of the pond in front of the green. I’d managed to hit something other than mud on my fifth try, and all things considered, ended up relatively pleased with the bellied screamer that skipped once and spun to 15 feet. It was an excruciating 108-yard walk up to the green. By the time I arrived, though, I was done moping. If there was one thing I’d learned from all of my self-help reading, it was Continue reading “Albatross”

Introducing Dan Gonzalez

MyScorecard is excited to announce the start of the “On the Course with Dan Gonzalez” blog series. You’ll get to know more about Dan starting with his first post in a few days, but we felt it our duty to make a formal introduction, friend to friend.

So, Dan, meet the MyScorecard folks. MyScorecard folks, meet Dan. Dan is a golf writer and amateur golfer from Chapel Hill, NC. He plays most of his golf at the UNC Finley golf course (a must-play if you’re ever down in the triangle area), and is a frequent competitor in amateur events around the state. He’s just like you. He likes golf… a lot.

Dan will be posting a regular blog on this site, topics to vary. Our hope is that you’ll find his perspectives fresh, entertaining, and sometimes even informative. We also hope that you’ll feel inspired to post your thoughts and comments in reply. We’d love to hear from you.

Now, quit reading this and go play some golf!

The MyScorecard Team


Welcome! As we continue to explore new and better methods to communicate with you, the members of the MyScorecard community, our latest effort is the online handicap blog.

The goal of the blog is move from the one-way publishing model of our articles and newsletters to a more interactive method of communication.

Based on your feedback and suggestions, we will focus our blog entries on three topics:


Feature Updates: We are continually updating the site, both on the front and back end. In the past we would err on the side of conservatism and avoid sending you emails about small updates and minor features. Now we will post these to the blog so you can be aware of (and take advantage of) the latest and greatest improvements to the site.


Facts & Figures: A byproduct of our membership is the large amount of information that we gather about handicaps. Many of you realize this and send us questions: What is the average handicap? What is the hardest golf course in America? How much do average temperatures impact your scores? We can now share these answers with everyone and will post short, interesting updates to the blog.


golf handicap on the courseOn the Course with Dan Gonzalez: Dan is an amateur golfer and golf writer, who will be sharing stories from on the course. Though he has a handicap index of 2.6, we believe golfers of all skill levels – from beginners to professionals – will identify with his stories.


For those of you less familiar with blogs, new posts will appear at the top of the page. You can filter the posts by category/topic using the navigational links on the right. You are welcome to add your own thoughts and comments to each blog post using the Comment links below. And if you really enjoy what you’re reading, you can subscribe to the blog by clicking on the orange RSS icon in the lower left corner of the page.

As always, if you have suggestions for improving the blog, don’t hesitate to let us know – either in your blog feedback or by sending us an email.

The MyScorecard Team