Thank you to all that came and battled it out in the rain for yesterday’s September StartGolf Competition. A brilliant turn out of 18 players with a few new faces joining in on the fun! Yet again, the competition was played over 6 holes (19-24) on a best 5 from 6 scores basis (max 10 strokes)
|Position||Player||HCP||Score||Nett Score||Score to PAR (35)||New HCP|
Fantastic scoring all round especially considering the weather! Congratulations to 1st place Craig Allsop, 2nd place Andrew Leighton (card playoff) and 3rd place Karl Dawson (card playoff). A special mention to Sam Fletcher for taking down the Long Drive prize on hole 22 with a whopping 220 yard hit in the pouring rain! 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 15th October. Next month will feature a bonus Nearest to the Pin prize on the par 3 hole 25. 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.