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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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Reinstatement of |Handicap Status: The reinstatement of a competition status handicap requires a player to submit three qualifying scores (which could be 18-hole competitions, 9-hole competitions or supplementary scores both home and/ or away).
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A career rehabilitation mindset, should, however, consider latent vocational handicaps that may ultimately affect an individual.
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County handicap advisers from the ladies sections of golf clubs have been briefed and are now organising seminars to explain the changes to the golf clubs.
Handicaps and the handicapped: A nomenclature and classification of intrinsic handicaps.
The rate of major neurodevelopmental handicap in the surfactant group is noticeably higher than that in either the control group or the nursery population in general," the researchers report, noting five children with major handicaps in the surfactant group compared with two in the control group.
Where it use to take several hours per day to handicap a card, with our new system it only takes a few minutes.