Competition Formats

Stroke –

  • 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.

Stableford –

  • 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).

Par –

  • 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.

Foursomes –

  • 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.

Ambrose –

  • 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.
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