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PAR – HANDICAP
Medal and Stableford Tournaments
Leaderboard

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PAR
Depending on the distance and the difficulty of the hole is established its PAR. The PAR is the number of “right”shots to put the ball in the hole. The holes can then be Par 3, Par 4 or Par 5 (to be concluded in 3, 4 or 5 shots). The PAR of the Course is the total amount of the PAR of individual holes. Here’s the score of a course PAR 72.

HANDICAP
The Handicap is the difference between the shots that I should do (then 72 in a Par 72) and the ones I do.
If at the end of my round of 18 holes I usually do 108 shots, it will mean that my handicap game will be 36 (which is the difference between the 108 strokes and the PAR 72).
This system allows you to play with stronger and weaker players.
The handicap works as a sort of “damper” and playing using it, rewards those who, among all the players, improves himself more than others improve themselves.

Here’s an example:
Player A is a very experienced player with a handicap “zero” (than he plays the 18-hole par 72 with 72 shots)
Player B is an medium player with handicap 18 (then he plays with 72 +18 = 90 shots)
Player C is a rookie with a handicap 36 (then 108 strokes to finish the 18 holes)
At the end of the “tournament” the Gros results (that doesn’t consider the hcp, so the shots really shots) are as follows:
A = 72
B = 89
C = 106
If we subtract the handicap of each player we will obtain the Net results:
A = 72 shots – 0 hcp = 72 shots
B = 89 shots – 18 hcp = 71 shots
C = 106 shots – 36 hcp = 70 shots
In this race there will be two leaderboard, one gross (one based on actua”real” shots) and the net (obtained by the difference between the shots and the handicap)

LEADERBOARD “GROS” (or “SCRATCH”)
1st= A
2nd= B
3rd= C

LEADERBOARD “NET”
1st= C
2nd= B
3rd= A

As seen in Tournament with NET Leaderboard high hcp players have more chances to improve their game compared to players with “low handicap”.
That’s why players are divide in categories (usually 0-12 / / 13-24 / / 25-36).

Medal
Medal Tournaments, so called because once it was given a medal as a prize, are characterized by the obligation of having the player to put the ball in each hole.
The operation of how the Medal leaderboard works is simple and it is the one I mentioned above where I explained the operation HANDICAP

Stableford
The Stableford competition is called with the surname of its creator.
Mr Stableford, in order to speed up the game, invented a system that does not need to put the ball in each hole if the player exceed a certain number of shots.
In this tournament, really different than Medal tournaments, handicap strokes are not deducted at the end of the round, but on different holes are distributed according to a parameter called “stroke index” (also called “handicap the holes”) and which indicates the difficulty of the holes. The stroke index ranges from 1 to 18 and does not follow necessarily the sequence of holes, then, looking at the score below, you will find that the most difficult hole is the number 18, while the easiest is the number 7 (in the following score there is a Player with 18 strokes of handicap and, as you can see on “stroke Hcp” line, there is 1 stroke handicap in each hole).

The Stableford system is based on points (and not on shots) and it works like this:
1 stroke over the Par (Bogie) = 1 point
Par = 2 points
1 shot under the Par (Birdie) = 3 points
2 strokes under PAR (Eagle) = 4 points
3 strokes under PAR (Albatros) = 5 points
when the player makes more than 1 shot over the Par can not take any points and then he can lift the ball without waiting to putt it into the hole putting an “X” on that hole.

At the end of a competition with handicap (which is called “matched”) then we will have two types of score for each player: – Gross score (based on total shots played) – Net score (obtained on the difference between the shots and the handicap)

LEADERBOARD
Once you have all net and gross results of all players you will have two different classifications: net and gross, and matching them you will obtain the General Leaderboard of the Tournament as follows (it is called “order of merit”):
1° Net
1° Gross
2° Net
2° Gross
and other special prizes such as 1° Lady, 1° Junior, 1° Senior (all these awards are not cumulative)

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