Thanks and well played to all our participants in the playing of August’s StartGolf Competition. We were treated to fantastic weather and a great turn out of 14 players with some new faces. 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|
Thank you to all all our players and a big congratulations to 1st Place Paul Ward, 2nd place Richard Kelly and 3rd place Adam Hoffman (card playoff). Wez Davies picks up the longest drive prize on hole 22! Please contact Tom Huttunen to collect your prizes!
Thanks again to all participants for playing and we look forward to our next competition on Sunday 17th September. We hope you can make it and even bring some friends!
Report by Tom Huttunen
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.