Tried to upload my HDID graph, but can't seem to do it. Basically shows the downward trend from May to October, plus shows how it now says 17.2 exact handicap.
JimP - Definitely no one with the same name, don't think there's another one of me in the world never mind the UK.
Ossie/Robster - have to say I'm not that impressed with the handicap committee myself if this is the approach they take. Was rather surprised by the fraction of shots applied as I would have expected (at worst) to go to a rounded 16 or even just a whole shot increase to, say, 15.8.
Think I'll just have to contact them in the new year and see what they say. It could work to my advantage in the medals, but had my own targets for next year handicap-wise and also don't want to seem like a handicap cheat when it wasn't my own doing.