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Why do you have a handicap in golf?


Why in golf do they have a handicap system? Why does it only happen in golf?
Holly, Bexley Heath


** Definitive **
Name: James O’Brien
Qualification: Expert at every sport
Answer: It’s so that non-professional players can have a competitive game against each other even if they are of differing standards. As golf is one of the only individual sports, it is the only sport that lends itself to the handicap system.

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