Many thanks to all who came out and battled the rain in yesterday’s StartGolf Competition. We had an impressive turnout of 20 players and some fantastic golf considering the weather
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 our winner Vimal Chavda with a net score of -6! Not far behind in second place is Chris Mott (-5) and 3rd place goes to Dave McArdle (-3). Longest Drive awards go to Wez Davies and Sam Fletcher whilst the nearest pin prize goes to Paul Smith finishing just 9 inches from the cup in 2 shots! Please contact Tom Huttunen to collect your prizes
A special mention to Sam Fletcher for our leading gross score of just 28 shots!
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 23rd September 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.