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Did you hear the one about the golfer who shot net 37? (Kind of)

Turns out the remarkable achievement isn't quite as it seems
 

One club player may have just broken the record for the largest golf handicap cut in history after carding a net 37 in the Saturday medal over the bank holiday weekend. Or at least that’s what we thought.

Social media was alight when How Did I Do? shared a score from Alexander Watson, a 54-handicap player, who shot 91 for a net 37 at Glasgow Golf Club.

Now I’ve never been great at maths, but I make that 17 net eagles and a net albatross. Here’s what the gross breakdown looks like…

Of course, it’s never as simple as that. I contacted the golf club who said it was an error with the handicap, while responses to the How Did I Do? tweet revealed that Watson was playing for handicap and was not eligible to win the competition.

So not quite the remarkable achievement we originally thought and celebrated.

It’s like golf’s version of VAR.

RELATED: Is the World Handicap System skewed in favour of those with more shots?

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Alex Perry

Alex Perry

Alex has been the editor of National Club Golfer since 2017. A Devonian who enjoys wittering on about his south west roots, Alex moved north to join NCG after more than a decade in London, the last five of which were with ESPN. Away from golf, Alex follows Torquay United and spends too much time playing his PlayStation or his guitar and not enough time practising his short game.

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