</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">Originally posted by Rollin' Cowboy: AHHHH..Summer leagues. Don't you just love' 'em?
I'm not an ardent fan of summer leagues either because you never know if/when your teammates are gonna show up. Generally...you find yourself outclassed in terms of handicap. Example: On our Friday night mixed team...between all of us combined...we have 93 pins of handicap. Every week we are giving anywhere from 180 to 290 sticks per game. Needless to say that we are definietly on the lower end of the standings and we've got 2 weeks to go with no chance to recover. However: summer leagues are a good venue for those who are new to the sport and it's always hopeful that they will spill over into the fall season.
</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">I agree with what you said 100%. In a summer league you're almost penalized for your good bowling... as absurd as it seems, my 52 handicap (90% of 220) is among the lowest in the league but I did this league with my girlfriend and we're all having a lot of fun which is the most important thing right now. This is my first league experience and I look forward to doing this again in the fall. However, it's not without it's share of frustrations... when you're going up against a team with 400+ pins of handicap (not at all uncommon in my league), you really feel like you're down 12-0 before you ever come to bat in the bottom of the 1st. On the plus side it teaches you to just sack up and deal
with it ahead of time but that doesn't make it any less irritating when you're trying to dig out of what seems an impossibly deep hole. It seems like you'll never catch up, and some nights you can't. That's just how the handicap system works I guess.