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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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One can now get a legitimate 54 handicap complete with a "c" for "competition" right next to it.
Rejuvenated Sligo handicap winner Jumbo Steps got the biggest rise, up 13lb to 56.
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.
Aug 10: Ladies 4bbb Stableford (Teams of four' players with handicaps of 36 or less may apply but the maximum allowance is 32) Entrance fee: pounds 50 per team (Please note that no more than two Eaton Lady members are allowed in each team)
69-607, the Service further held that dyslexia could be sufficiently severe as to be such a handicap.
But when he sends out a hardy old gelding named Truly a Judge to try to win the Santa Anita Handicap on Saturday, David Bernstein will have an edge that none of the other trainers in California's biggest race of the winter would even wish for.
Table 1 Handicaps of Legitimate Handicapped Parking Space Users as Classified by North Carolina Statute Mobility Impairment Categories # % 1.
Players with official handicaps all play Hamilton Course.
Counselors are encouraged to assess how vocational handicaps secondary to a disabling problem can affect a client over his or her "worklife" and to adopt a life-span approach to career decision making of people with disabilities.
15] This 20-item questionnaire was developed to measure the severity of the most common hearing disabilities and hearing handicaps in a general adult population.
Children with physical handicaps involving the brain are no more vulnerable to stress within the family than are healthy children," Breslau maintains.
This enhancement makes it easier than ever for golfers to keep track of their scores on the course and maintain their online handicaps," said Kathryn Savarese, president of GolfServ Online, Inc.