Why does golf have a handicap but other sports dont?
2 Mar 07
I am outraged. I just sat and typed out a response to this and sent it and it did not add it. Okay here is the concise version.... I do not know for fact but i think it is because golf is a friendly sport as opposed to cometitive and it owuld be rude to just beat someone by being better than them. that is the reason for the head start. i think the fact of it being a friendly sport is also highlighted by the fact that if someone gets a hole in one then they buy everyone else a drink.
2 Mar 07
I am also thinking that in other spor5ts there is no way to decide your handicap. In golf each hole has a specific number of strokes eg 2 and every stroke above the par on each hole is added up to make the handicap. I cant think of how you could decide a handicap in other sports.