Although not always recognised as such, the filling out of score cards is an important and integral part of the game of golf. Please take some time to study our guidelines.
Completion of Score Cards
All players participating in events run by Udon Thani Golf are requested to complete their score cards using the following guidelines:
1. Player’s name (printed), handicap and date should be entered at the top of the card.
2. Cards should be swapped between player and marker BEFORE they start their round.
3. For each hole enter the gross number of strokes taken.
4. Stableford competition only. For each hole enter the number of points awarded, dependent upon stroke index and handicap (note: markers can enter the net score if they want, but this is optional).
5. At the end of the round ensure totals for strokes and points are recorded for outward 9, inward 9 and full round.
6. Strokeplay competition only. Subtract player handicap from the total gross score to give net score.
7. Depending upon the type of competition either the net score or total number of points should be written prominently next to the players name at the top of the card and circled.
8. When player and marker have agreed the card, both should sign the card, markers should also print their name. The card can then be submitted to the organisers,
It is common practice for caddies to complete score cards, although not ideal this is allowed. However, please remember you are responsible for the accuracy of the card, you have signed it and you are the one who may be disqualified from the competition should any irregularities occur.
Although the ‘Rules of Golf’ stipulate that it is the ‘committee’ who are responsible for calculating stableford points, it is a requirement of Udon Thani Golf that you complete this task. Calculating individual stableford scores for all players can be a long and arduous process and it is not practical for the organisers to do this immediately after a competition. The organisers will restrict themselves to checking only the cards of the prize winners.
Similarly with the gross score and totals; these are used in handicap calculations and it greatly assists the organisers to have these numbers already entered on the card.
It seems inevitable these days that at the end of one of our competitions we finish up with two or more players being tied on the same number of points (or number of strokes). This requires us to make use of a ‘count-back system’ to determine the final positions. To eliminate any confusion and for the avoidance of doubt the count-back method which is used by most Golf Club's is as follows.
For those players who are tied the ‘back 9’ (last 9 holes played) will be reviewed. The player with the most points over the ‘back 9’ will deemed to be the winner (of the tie), the player with the second highest number of points will be second, and so on until all players (within the tie) have been determined. If scores are tied for the ‘back 9’ the same procedure will be applied in the following order; back 6, back 3, back 2, back 1. If still tied at this point, the player with the LOWEST handicap will win the tie. Finally, if needed, the winner could be decided by the ‘toss of a coin’ (or by drawing lots if more than 2 people).
If the competition is stroke-play it is the player with the least number of net strokes (not most number of points) that will be the winner.
On the rare occasion that play starts on two different tees the ‘back 9’ are deemed to be holes 10 to 18, irrespective of which hole a player actually started at.