Rounds That Should Count
I think David Fay of the USGA had it backwards when he stated that scores shot using nonconforming equipment could not be posted for handicap purposes (Bunker, Dec. 15). I understand the USGA's logic but I think it is flawed. Instead, I think that rounds using non-conforming equipment should be recorded for handicap purposes. Theoretically, the nonconforming equipment will allow a player to shoot a lower score and hence establish a lower handicap. Then when the individual plays in a tournament where the nonconforming equipment is banned, he/she will have to play with conforming equipment, but with an artificially low handicap.
Shane Spray, Bay View, Wash.