Yesterday’s StartGolf Competition saw a record number of players (23) battling it out to become the October Champion! We were treated to some gorgeous sunshine on a fair Autumn’s day. It was fantastic to see 10 new lady golfers out on the course all of which coming from Oulton’s very own StartGolf beginner program. As always, the competition was played over 6 holes (19-24) on a best 5 from 6 scores basis (max 10 strokes). We also had some bonus challenges of longest drive (hole 22) and nearest to the pin (hole 25).
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A big congratulations to 1st place Andrew Davenport, 2nd place Sam Fletcher & 3rd place Stuart Lister. Ladies’ and Men’s long drive prizes go to Sam Fletcher and Mark Haythornthwaite with respective drives of 225 and 240 yards. A special mention again for Sam Fletcher who hit her tee shot to 8 feet, pipping young Cameron Allsop by 4 feet, on hole 25 to win the nearest the pin challenge! Please contact Tom Huttunen to collect your prizes
Thanks again to all participants for coming along and we look forward to our next competition on Sunday 19th October at the earlier time of 1pm. We hope you can make it and as ever, the more the merrier!
Report by Tom Huttunen
*In the event of a tie, a card playoff is conducted whereby the lowest score from the final hole will decide the winner. If it is still a tie then the previous hole will be used and so on until a winner is decided.
The results of each tournament will have an effect on playing handicap similar to the real CONGU Handicapping system. The StartGolf system is a more user-friendly and relaxed approach.
A score of 35 over the 5 holes (best 5 from 6) is considered PAR for the course which would give an average of 7 strokes per hole. Each stroke of more than 1 under the PAR of 35 will be multiplied by 0.5 and taken off the player’s handicap. Likewise, each stroke of more than 1 over the PAR of 35 will be multiplied by 0.5 and added on to the player’s handicap.
For instance….. Player A (hcp 0) scores 29, Player B (hcp 0) scores 35 and Player C (hcp 0) scores 45.
Player A has scored 6 strokes better than the PAR of 35. New handicap will be +3 (6 x 0.5 = 3) meaning next time they play 3 strokes will be added to their final score
Player B has scored the same as the PAR of 35. This players handicap will not be changed for next time
Player C has scored 10 strokes more than the PAR of 35. New handicap will be 5 (10 x 0.5 = 5) meaning next time they play 5 strokes will be deducted from their final score
Any new player will be automatically allocated a handicap of zero.