Our club has punched the greens and applied a heavy coat of top dressing. I putted on the practice green and the ball roll is similar to a pin ball machine. Tomorrow I play but am hesitant to post the score for handicap. If our group decides to play a automatic 2 putt once you are on the green it is a mute issue. But if not, what would you do ?
Play somewhere else !
@CarlT9704 2 things...
1. Nobody forces you to post a score so it's not really an issue.
2. If you're not even counting all strokes and are just making up a "2" for all putts then that's not really a true score...so why would you post that anyways?
Golf is a b!tch with integrity...believe me LOL!
@CarlT9704 Fortunately, there are enough courses here in Albuquerque that I can find a course to play where the greens either haven't been punched yet or have had a couple of weeks (at least) to begin healing. Yes, that is true even though I play the city courses. We have 3 18 hole layouts and when they aerate the greens, both in the Spring and in the Fall, they do one course and then wait a couple of weeks to do the next course.
From the responses I guess I should have been a little more clear. I play with a large group and we have a mini tournament every Wednesday and Saturday. Today we will have 3 foursomes and we play by handicap and teams are selected by the random throwing of the balls (much anticipated like the running of the bulls in Barcelona ) Everyone records their score for the the state GHIN so by playing with your handicap helps level the playing field so to speak. Our game is the two best balls for team score on every hole which includes handicap scores. I know that if all participants agree to a automatic 2 putt once your ball is on the green (you still would try to one putt for a better score) you would not record your score for handicap. Playing at another course would not work in this situation with this many players. Sooooo, I guess I should have just got your opinions if you were playing in this situation, would you play an automatic two putt rule and not record your score or let the rough edge drag so to speak and play golf with 4 wheel drive greens and record probably a higher score that could affect your handicap for future games.
My club plays USGA rules and the commissioner enters all scores in his laptop after each round and then sends them to the state golf association for recording. No matter what the course conditions that day, we get our scores posted for handicap purposes. When we have team events like better ball, the scores are not posted since they would tend to be artificially low due to given putts.
There were 9 players so we played 5 at 80% hcp against 4 at 100% hcp. We tied at 19 under. I missed a 3 foot par on 18 that would have won the match. I posted an 85 for handicap purposes because everyone wanted to play the greens the way they are. Fairways are to be aerated sometime this week. I think I will play another course until our course gets back to normal.