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Akin to the SSS is the Competition Scratch Score (CSS). The principle is the same, only this describes how easy or difficult the course played during a given competition. It is against this CSS score that a player's handicap is adjusted by the club.

Standard Scratch Score (SSS) - evaluation of the par of the court according to the handicap
Stroke-Play - a competition in which the number of strokes determines the winner (the winner is a player with minimum number of strokes)
Swing - the action of stroking the ball ...

A handicap awarded a player based on the course's SSS (standard scratch score) or CSS (competition scratch score) when playing in a competition.
Design of irons with hollowed out back which assists perimeter weighting and thus good for beginners.
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Standard scratch score (SSS)
The score expected of a scratch player on any given course.
A shot in golf.

However, the Great War 1914 - 1918 intervened and it was not until 1925 that a Golf Union's Joint Advisory Committee of the British Isles was formed to assign Standard Scratch Scores (SSS) to golf courses in Great Britain and Ireland.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Stroke, Hole, Handicap, Golf, Round?

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