QuestionWe often play stapleford competitions and have had extensive
discussion about who should have the honour on the tee.
Usual rules suggest the person who 'wins the hole' but debate has
as to whether the winner is the person with the lowest score or
with the highest number of points. (E.g. does it go to the scratch
who scored 4 on a par 4, gaining 2 points or the 28 handicapper
who scored 5
for 3 points?)
Furthermore, if both score 2 points (scratch player gets 4 for 2
whilst 28 handicapper gets 6 for 2 points) does it go to the player
honour from the previous hole or does it go to the scratch player
We would much appreciate clarification on this.
Editor: I don't think there is any recognised official
rule governing this.
My own thought is that if you are playing "Stableford"
stapleford the form of scoring is based on a system developed by
Stableford) then its the number of points scored not the gross best
But I have never seen any official ruling on this - probably
best to agree
before teeing off how the honour will be defined. If its in a competition
would get a ruling from the competition secretary before play commences.
Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?
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