Ok, I have a friend who broke 80 recently. This guy is a mediocre golfer by all accounts, but sometimes he blacks out and shoots better than his totally average 14 handicap index would suggest.
So this friend had a 79. It was a real 79, involving 2 penalty strokes and everything was putt into the hole, so no 4 foot gimmes.
Here’s the possible catch, my friends. It was from the white tees at this particular course, which has a rating of 67.5 and slope of 121, playing to a yardage of about 5,600, par 71.
Does that count as being able to answer “Yes” to the question of have you broken 80? Is it, Yes, but it needs a qualifier, such as the course was playing 5,600 yards? Or is the answer, Nope, that’s nothing more than a modestly brutish executive course, so sorry Charlie, step back to the blues and show me that 79 and then we’ll talk.