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


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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