2 or 3 ball games in which every stroke taken counts and the player must complete every hole. The player’s total score is the gross score less their handicap e.g. Gross 103, handicap 29, net result = 74.
Points are awarded for the net number of strokes taken at each hole. 2 strokes above par (double bogey) = 0 pt; 1stroke above par (bogey) = 1 pt; par = 2pts; 1 below par (birdie) = 3 pts; 2 below par (eagle) = 4pts. Scoring stableford is more easily understood when playing. It is therefore recommended that beginners should play their first stableford competition with a more experienced player. PLAYERS SHOULD PICK UP IF THEY ARE UNABLE TO SCORE.
A match play game against the par of the course. A net par on a hole leaves the golfer level (=0). If the net score is one under or better they are +1. A net one over par or worse and the player is –1. Players should pick up if they are worse than level.
Two golfers take turns to play one ball around the course. The player who tees off on the first hole then does so for all the odd numbered holes and their partner tees off on all the evens. Foursomes can be played in either a medal or stableford format.
A pair’s competition in which both partners tee off on each hole. They then select what they feel is the best shot and play alternative shots for the rest of the hole. Greensomes can be played in either a medal or stableford format.
FOUR BALL BETTER BALL
A pair’s competition in which both partners play their own ball, but only one score i.e. the better one, counts at each hole. Can be played in either a medal or stableford format.
A team competition. All players drive, decide on the best ball, MARK IT and pick up the remaining balls. The owner of the chosen ball plays first; all other players place their ball within 6 inches of the marker no nearer the hole and play it from this position. The procedure is followed until the ball is holed out. If it is decided to play a ball lying in the rough or in a bunker then the balls are dropped. The Committee may, however, vary the rules since this is a fun competition, without official standing. Can be played in either a medal or stableford format.
A competition decided by the number of holes won after deducting the handicap based on the stroke index. For Singles match play this is full difference. For Foursomes match play this is ½ the difference of combined handicaps and for Fourball match play the handicap allowance is ¾ the difference between the lowest handicapped player and the other players.