With the second coming of ‘the beast from the east’ behind us we were finally able to get this year’s StartGolf competitions underway. Thank you to all 17 players who made it out and tackled the golf course. 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 big congratulations to 1st place Dave Mott, 2nd place Andrew Davenport & 3rd place Robert Baggaley*. All 3 players finished with a fantastic net score of 30 (-5). Longest Drive awards go to Paul Smith and Joanna Morris while Wez Davies took the nearest the pin in 2 prize (5 feet). Please contact Tom Huttunen to collect your prizes
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 15th April 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.