Playing one of my regular courses this year, I noticed when I enter my scores on Golf Canada that the rating on their website was much lower than the scorecard. Scorecard said 67.1 and slope rating of 121. Golf Canada's rating is 65.2 and 111. So I asked the general manager and he said that they were re-rated last year, and the scorecards had not been updated yet. It seems that when Golf Canada is rating golf courses now, the primary factor is length. They need to give their head a shake. Yes, length is important but the course I am talking about is cut of of the woods, with elevated greens and deep rough. It is only a par 70, but breaking 80 is not that easy.
Has anyone else run across this? The handicap system is flawed to begin with, and this is not going to help. I play about half of my rounds at this course, and my index is approximately 1.5 higher this year than last, and I am scoring pretty much the same.