Monday, January 23, 2006

Where Did the Term "Handicap" Come From Anyway

Well, I'll tell you. The whole idea of a golf handicap dates to the 17th century when those crafty Scots borrowed the idea from horse racing. In the days of yore jockeys were handed their winnings in a cap and in time , hand-in-cap morphed into handicap.

So you see race fans, having an accurate handicap makes for a better "horse race". Then again, who ever wants the race to be fair, you want to crush the other guy when ever possible.

Golf Times

2 Comments:

Blogger The Undaunted Duffer said...

Thanks for the insight, I did not know that.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Mattb said...

No problem, there's plenty more where that came from!

9:23 PM  

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