I think all golfers can remember that one or two magic days when it all just worked. My personal experience was a 77 (14 handicap), and, it was on a testing course from blue tees.
Having said the above, and mini-rant on:
I have very little faith in the accuracy of handicap system as it is manipulated by the individual golfer. I am so sick of playing events and having net 60's win. Presently, I play in a league round-robin format with 9 other golfers. The person leading my group, after 6 rounds, has beat his handicap on all 6 weeks (9 hole match) and his average score would lower his handicap by 3 shots for 9 nine holes. He swears it's an honest handicap, and, that the computerized handicap system will catch up to him shortly. I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for that.
It's sad in a game that prides adherence to rules, some just want to win and manage their personal handicap to ensure that result. It's funny how some people love to wager based on their inflated handicap, while others never will bet based on handicap because their ego drives them to an artificially low number.
A favorite story is last year my brother invited me to play in a member-guest tournament at his club and it involved a "calcutta" where the teams were auctioned off prior to the start of the event. Full handicap allowed. Minimum bid of $200 per team. One team was bid up to $1600 and they won easily....hmmm what did everyone else know that I didn't? During the 3 rounds of the event, each of the other teams I played with had a guest that played 5 to 6 shots better than his handicap. We finished near the bottom.
Some of the same people probably trash Lance for doping.
mini rant over.