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handicap

1. Sport
a. a contest, esp a race, in which competitors are given advantages or disadvantages of weight, distance, time, etc., in an attempt to equalize their chances of winning
b. the advantage or disadvantage prescribed
2. Golf the number of strokes by which a player's averaged score exceeds the standard scratch score for the particular course: used as the basis for handicapping in competitive play
3. any physical disability or disadvantage resulting from physical, mental, or social impairment or abnormality
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The changes basically mean that if a man cannot play to a handicap 28, or a woman to handicap 36, they will not be consulted when the system adjusts their handicap upwards.
In my eight years in a wheelchair, it's clear to me that abuse of handicap parking is rampant.
Tipperary and Bellewstown handicap winner Jembatt gets a 12lb hike to a mark of 65.
Four Ball Better Ball |Handicap Allowance: In both stroke play and match play the back marker now concedes strokes to the other three players based on 90% of the difference between the full handicaps, rather than 75% as at present.
Runner-up was Paul Armitage who returned a net score of 68 playing off a 23 handicap, and in third place was the 2011 Champion, Chris Thorne, who scored a net 69 off a 19 handicap.
This makes it even more imperative, for local racing promoters as well as bettors, to find a horse ready to step forward as Santa Anita opens its series of stakes for older thoroughbreds with Saturday's $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap.
June 18: Men's Senior Open (Minimum age 60) 4bbb Stableford Handicap limit: 24 (Va handicap)
69-607, the Service further held that dyslexia could be sufficiently severe as to be such a handicap.
Otologic instruments for hearing loss include the Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly (HHIE)16 and the Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adults (HHIA).
In some cases, the handicap may be latent or not become manifest during the career of a person with a disability.
At worst, the handicap designation--designed to protect kids from discrimination-can become a protection against any sort of discipline.
In the residential block, the two upper floors contain eight common rooms, guest rooms for parents and a staff flat as well as bedrooms designed to cater for a range of age groups and degrees of handicap for resident children and adolescents.