Never Have I Ever...
By mustang6560 on 1/12/12
Never Have I Ever, like golf, is a game played by gentlemen. And just like golf, Never Have I Ever requires its players to be honest and act with integrity. So now's the time to clean out the skeleton's in your golf closet and answer this week's question.

Never, have I ever, posted a lower score to oobgolf than I actually shot.

Thanks to user cph2133 for submitting this week's question! I am happy to report that I have never falsely posted a lower score to oobgolf. I imagine the vast majority of users on oobgolf are honest people so I expect to hear a lot of "nos". However, there has to be at least one person out there who fudged a scorecard or two in his day, and I hope that person fesses up!

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[ comments ]
dottomm says:
I don't understand the idea of posting lower scores than you actually shoot. What is the point? Golf is hard enough without trying to live up to false scores.
clevelandstever says:
I started using Oobgolf to track my game and handicap, so I can tangibly see if I am playing better, and to find my weaknesses and strengths. Fudging my scores would defeat the whole purpose. Plus, if you look at my crappy scores, you'll know they're real!
guzzlingil says:
not sure as to why....but some guys keep a "vanity cap"....makes no sense to me.
bkuehn1952 says:
Interesting query. If I had been using Oob 10 years ago I likely would have been guilty. A decade ago I was really hung up on getting my handicap lower. When practice and playing ability could not get the job done, I would invent excuses for not counting strokes (e.g. "I am sure I would have made that 3-footer if I had taken my time. When I report my score for handicap purposes I'll just say I shot 83 instead of 84.")

Then one day the light came on. I was a vanity handicapper. At that point I decided if I suck, I suck and my handicap is going to reflect my lack of ability. I figure I earned everyone of those handicap strokes through poor play and I want them all! ;)
cvargo says:
On accident I had a round entered as tournament play, when I should have done scramble (it was a family reunion) took awhile to realize why my handicap decreased so dramatically. But like others I use oob to help me see my weaknesses, alcohol helps me talk about my game better than it actually is
homermania says:
Never. Everything that happens on the course goes on Oob. I think I even have some partial scores entered where I played less than nine.
CeeBee says:
I'll fess up. A few years back it didn't take much for me to get extremely PO'ed at myself for screwing up a relatively simple shot. Got to the point where I would give myself the stroke and treat myself to the 'par' because I "should have" executed it. Anything inside 6' was good. These can add up.

However those days are gone. I play too much to get upset or post crap. If today's round sucked, tomorrow will be better.

It's tough enough in league play as it is.
SteveMM says:
I don't really see the point of fudging on here, except for not wanting others to see the score. If you're that truly embarrassed about the score ... don't post it at all.
joe jones says:
There are two reasons why golfers post incorrect scores. Sandbaggers never post low scores so they can win at any cost. Egoist's post low scores for artificial bragging rights. Both are cheaters and are quickly discovered.
cjgiant says:
Since for HC purposes, anything over 9 (or less depending on your HC) doesn't matter, recording a 14 or a 13 doesn't matter in that respect. I have posted incorrect scores on holes I didn't finish out when I'm having a bad day. I usually take double par or figure out a normal score I would have gotten if I played out with average play (which is unlikely given the play that got me to this point). I know it's not a right score, but the round doesn't really matter much either.

If I am playing a normal round, however, I post the correct score. One argument I might have to legitimize any incorrect postings here would be that some real balloon holes can skew your stats, if you are trying to track improvement. Throwing in a 12 (lets say a ESC of 7) on a par three in a month can make your par 3 average seem higher than it might otherwise be. It wouldn't be inaccurate, but it might overshadow an overall improvement on all other par 3s. Depends on how you want to use OOB, but I might post the 7.
srogers13 says:
"However, there has to be at least one Player out there who fudged a scorecard or two in his day, and I hope that Player fesses up!"

Mustang, I think your autocorrect fouled up your last line. I do not use autocorrect, and believe I have fixed it for you.
mmontisano says:
i'm not advocating it, but saying you posted a 99 instead of a 101 won't hurt or help your handicap much, but i can see how it could boost your confidence.
legitimatebeef says:
I have never lied about a golf score, I couldn't bring myself to do that. I mean there were times way early on in golf, when I would casually tap at a two footer, bungle it and then think "Well if I had bothered to set up properly...I don't miss that putt ever", all arrogant. But it never felt right to write down a different number than what actually happened so I never ended up doing it. I think ultimately, taking it in the gut made me a better player. Also the whole point of oob is the stat-keeping, and I couldn't see the fun in keeping stats if they were not the truth. You look at my game page, my stats, you know its the real deal and that is...pretty cool.
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