- Each player against the field, all strokes taken counted.
Match Play –
- Player v player, can be played as stroke or nett.
- A player wins a hole when they have less strokes or nett strokes than their opponent.
- The match is won when one player is more holes ahead than there are holes left to play.
- Take your handicap allowance at the hole as it occurs on the card from the stroked you have on that hole, then score 1 point for a nett 1 over par, 2 points for a nett par, 3 points for a nett birdie (-1), 4 points for a nett eagle (-2) or 5 points for a nett albatross (-3).
- You must take your handicap allowance at the holes it occurs on the card.
- Take your handicap allowance from the strokes you have on the hole and mark a win for a nett birdie, a half for a nett par and a loss for a nett 1 over or greater.
Bisque Par –
- You may take your handicap allowance where you choose.
- You must nominate after holing out and before teeing off whether you wish to use 1 or more strokes.
- Nominate the handicap allowance you wish to use and take this from the strokes you have had on the hole and mark a win for a nett birdie, a half for a nett par and a loss for the nett 1 over or greater.
Fourball Best Ball (4BBB) –
- Played as pairs, best score of either two partners counts.
- Scoring can be stroke, nett, stableford or par.
Fourball Best Ball Match –
- Played as pairs, best stroke or nett score of either two partners counts against best stroke or nett score of either opponents.
- Holes are won, halved or lost.
- The match is won when one pair is more holes ahead than are holes left to play.
- Played in pairs, partners alternate with tee shots and then subsequent shots to hole out.
- Half combined handicap to be used.
Canadian Foursomes –
- Both partners drive, then one drive is selected and played out with alternative shots to hole out.
- Half of combined handicap to be used.
American Foursomes –
- Both partners tee off, then they hit each others drive.
- One ball is selected for the 3rd shot and players hit alternate shots until holed out.
- Half of combined handicap is to be used.
- Teams of 3 or 4.
- Players drive then selected the ball for the 2nd shot.
- All players hit from that spot.
- This continues until holed out.
- There may be some restrictions in the format,
- e.g. maximum number of drives a player can have
- order of play,
- player whose shot is taken cannot play next shot.
- Combined handicap divided by 5, 6, 7, or 8, so check rules in place for each event.