Golf Competitions & How They Are Played

Definition:

Fixed Score = par of the hole (as per score cards) plus handicap allowance.

Stroke - record every stroke played on each hole.  Lowest total wins.

(Gross - no handicap adjustment; Nett - total score less handicap)

Par - record strokes played to a maximum of one over your fixed score.  Record (+) if score is better than fixed score, record (0) if score equals fixed score or record (-) if score is worse than fixed score.  Result is total of pluses and minuses.  Highest score wins.

Stableford

   Fixed score plus 2 or more = 0 points

   Fixed score plus 1 stroke = 1 point

   Fixed score = 2 points

   One under fixed score = 3 points

   Two under fixed score = 4 points

Bisque Par - this played against Par, but with the allowable strokes taken whenever the player wishes & not at the holes as set down on the card.

Foursomes - two players play alternatively from each tee and alternatively during the play of the hole.  Score as for Stroke Play.

Four Ball (or Best Ball) - two players play as partners, the best score of the two scores being the score for the hole.

Canadian Foursome - both players tee off on each hole.  One ball is selected and play proceeds with alternate shots.  Handicap allowance - 40% of combined handicaps.

American Foursome - both players tee off on each hole, then play a second with their partners ball.  One ball is then selected and play proceeds with alternative shots.  Handicap allowance - 40% of combined handicaps.

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