Post those scores

Fred Garmeson

Fair handicapping depends on players posting full and accurate information of their scoring potential in their scoring record. For handicap purposes adjusted scores from all courses played should be posted. Postings should include date, slope, rating, name of the course and the score—including any adjustments. If a player has difficulty posting scores they should submit the dated scorecard to the Pro Shop for the Handicap Chair to post for them.

Scoring Adjustments (the following scoring adjustments should be made for handicap purposes only):

1. Equitable Stroke Control. Players with a course handicap of 0-9 can only post a score of double bogey on any hole. Players with a course handicap of 10-19 can only post a score of seven on any hole. Players with a course handicap of 20-29 can only post a score of eight on any hole. Players with a course handicap of 30-39 can only post a score of nine on any hole. In competition all strokes should be recorded on the scorecard.

2. Failing to complete play. If a player plays 13 or more holes but does not complete the round the player must post an 18 hole score. For holes not completed, the player should post par plus any handicap allowance. The player should include an x after the score on each hole not completed (i.e. on a par 4 hole and the player gets one stroke, mark 5x on the scorecard).

3. Picking up. If a player is out of contention on a hole, they can pick their ball up without completing the hole and mark a “most likely” score for that hole on the card. If your partner is in the hole for a four and you are putting for a five and close enough to make the next putt, you may pick up your ball and enter a 5x on the scorecard. If you are likely to two putt, enter a 6x on the scorecard. If your “most likely” score is higher than that allowed under Equitable Stroke Control, enter the ESC stroke with an x after it.

All scores marked with an x cannot be counted in competition. All adjusted scores must be posted.

Any player needing additional information or clarification should contact their Handicap Chair.