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How much experience should I have before entering a tournament? Do many people play in tournaments just for fun even though they don't expect to win?

There are many levels of tournament play. Leagues and a lot of local events are purely just for fun. Most people just want to compete and socialize and probably don't expect to win. That is the very reason why we have the handicapping system in golf. With a handicap you can play in hoards of events and compete with golfers of all levels. More competitive events actually establish a handicap limit so that higher handicappers can't enter. You will see this with events such as state opens, state amateurs and national events.

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