Originally Posted by Maui19
If it is any consolation, tennis rating/handicapping is way way way way way better than golf rating/handicapping.
That is because in amateur golf a lot of people play for money- either side bets or money tournaments with handicaps. Once you introduce money into the situation, the incentive to cheat is huge.
In NTRP you are paying out money to play. The only real money events on the rec level are some open tournaments where ratings do not matter.