We are growing… Thank you to all of our StartGolfers who came out and played in yesterday’s competition. We had a record turnout of 33 players on a glorious summer’s day. We saw some first timers trying their hand on the course and some personal bests from a few of our regulars!
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 form of a Longest Drive competition on hole 22 and Nearest to the Pin in 2 Shots on hole 25.
|Position||Player||HCP||Score||Net Score||Score to PAR (35)||New HCP|
A clean sweep for the ladies! A huge congratulations to our winner Wendy Walton with a sensational net score of -11! Not far behind in second place is Elaine Hand (-8) and 3rd place goes to Janet Jackson (-6). Longest Drive awards go to Paul Smith and Janet Jackson whilst the nearest pin prize goes to David Pearson finishing just 6 inches from the cup in 2 shots! Please contact Tom Huttunen to collect your prizes
A special mention to Andrew Davenport who scored a gross 25! That is an average of just 5 shots per hole…. very impressive
Thanks again to all participants for coming along and getting that valuable on-course experience. We hope you can make the next competition on Sunday 26th August and as ever, the more the merrier so feel free to bring any friends who may be interested!
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.