|U G A C S c o r i n g
S y s t e m
|Scoring at all UGAC tournaments utilizes a modified
Stableford scoring system. Stableford permits a fairer opportunity
for competition among individual golfers. Players attain points based
on individual net handicap scores from individual stroke play. The
more points collected, the better the score. All play will conform
to the rules of golf, all putts must be holed out, no exceptions.
Details on the scoring system are available below.
|Stableford Scoring System and UGAC Competition
- The tournaments are individual player competition, stroke
play format. Play your own ball.
- Strict adherence to the rules of golf. No preferred or
improved lies, no foot wedges, no mulligans, all putts must
be holed out, no exceptions.
Men play WHITE tees and women play RED tees (unless otherwise
directed by the tournament committee).
- Tournament winners will be in 2 categories:
: Most Stableford points total, with handicap applied, Net
: Most Stableford points total, based on Gross Score.
Other peripheral prizes may be awarded for closest to the
hole, longest drive; to be determined on an individual tournament
- Scoring is Stableford format where points are allocated
toward net hole scores (for Net Score). Based on individual
players' assigned handicaps, the gross hole scores are adjusted
to provide net hole scores. Points are then allocated as
: net double bogie, or worse:
: net bogie: (1 over par)
: net par:
: net birdie: (1 under par) 3
: net eagle: (2 under par) 4
: net double eagle: (3 under par) 5
Players submit their scorecards with the gross scores noted
at the upper left of each hole score box, and those players
who are able to calculate their Stableford points based
on their net score do so at the lower right of the score
box. A total of 36 points is optimal, (though not all that
All score cards must be verified and signed by the entire
- The Gross Score winner is determined in a similar
manner to Net Score, but assumes all competitors are scored
as if they played off Scratch (ie: "zero" handicap). All
points are allocated as above, but no handicap is applied.
This score would normally be a fair indicator of who is
the best golfer in the field.
- Under the Stableford scoring format, it is pointless to
continue on a hole where the player cannot score at least
a net bogie. Once a player has taken a number of strokes
equal to their net double bogie, they are to pick up their
ball and resume play on the next hole with their foursome.
This will help maintain speed of play without any negative
impact on a player's score.
Other situations where a player would score zero points
on a hole include failing to finish the hole by losing the
ball, failing putt out on a hole, or hitting out of bounds
and not properly replaying.
- Exceptions to the rules:
: Lost Balls, out of bounds (white stakes): If a shot is
suspected of having been played out of bounds, then, as
normal, a provisional ball will be played from the original
location. If it is only determined later that a ball is
out of bounds, then it is to be played as a Lateral Hazard.
The Point of Entry into the "Out of Bounds/Lateral Hazard"
is to be determined and a ball is to be dropped at that
point with a one stroke penalty. A player need not be penalized
both stroke and distance as would be normal. This is also
to keep the speed of play moving.
- Foursomes will be arranged by the tournament committee.
Competitors will be grouped into flights based on handicaps
and foursomes will be set up with players of comparable