Today we saw a brilliant turnout of 20 players for November’s edition of our StartGolf competition for beginner/novice golfers. This was the last one of the year and we were delighted to see so many budding golfers out in the Autumn sunshine. As always, the competition was played over 6 holes (19-24) on a best 5 from 6 scores basis (max 10 strokes). The players also battled it out for some bonus challenges in the Longest Drive on hole 22 and Nearest to the Pin in 2 Shots on hole 25.
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A big congratulations to 1st place Paul Pickersgill, 2nd place Wez Davies & 3rd place Mark Haythornwhaite*. Sam Fletcher showed her guns yet again picking up the Ladies’ Longest Drive whilst Paul Ward had the power and the touch winning both the Men’s Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin in 2 Shots hitting it to just 3 feet from the hole! Please contact Tom Huttunen to collect your prizes
Thanks again to all participants for coming along and getting that valuable on-course experience and hopefully making some new friends in the process! That is it for 2017 and we look forward to the 18th March 2018 when we will relaunch our StartGolf Competitions. 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.