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Category: Handicap

Dan Hicks, NBC Golf Commentator, Winged Foot Member and Handicap

If you have been watching the coverage of the 2020 US Open at Winged Foot on NBC you have likely heard the expert analysis by NBC Commentator Dan Hicks. Why is he so knowledgeable about the famous A.W. Tillinghast golf course? Well, he is a member of Winged Foot and carries a 7.8 handicap at the course. Prior to the U.S. Open Hicks posted an 82 and a couple of 85’s on his home course.

Another nugget of information is Dan Hicks is married to ESPN sports journalist Hannah Storm.

What is a Two Best Ball Net and Gross Golf Tournament?

Every so often my country club hosts a weekend tournament that is a foursome tournament with two best balls, both net and gross. If you are new to tournament golf you likely do not know what this means. A two best ball tournament means you take two of the best scores on each hole. If your team had a 4, 5, 8 and 9 on the hole your cumulative score would be a 9 as you would play the 4 and the 5, the two best balls.

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