Posting Golf Scores
Barry Savnik, Handicap Chairman
USGA golfers are responsible for:
1) Submitting/Posting scores for handicap purposes as soon as possible after rounds are completed
2) Playing by the Rules of Golf.
Scores to post include:
1) All rounds where at least 7 holes are completed (7 – 12 holes post a 9-hole score, 13 – 18 holes post an 18-hole score)
2) Playing in the company of at least one other player
3) Stroke or match play
Scores not to post include:
1) Scramble and 4 golf club formats
2) Play using non-conforming equipment (e.g. elevation measuring devices)
Where to post.
1) Tournament Director or Pro Shop may post for you for certain tournaments
2) NCGA mobile app
3) NCGA.org or GHIN.com on-line sites
4) NCGA posting kiosk, such as one in Rossmoor Pro Shop.
What to post.
Post adjusted scores, not gross scores.
1) Adjusted scores have a maximum hole score of ‘Net Double Bogey’. For example. A 10-handicapper plays the Dollar Ranch course and shoots a gross score of 80. The player has a bad first hole (Par 4, 15 handicap) and scores an 8. The maximum hole score (Net Double Bogey) for this player is 6 (4 +2). The adjusted score is a 78 (80 – 2).
2) Un-played holes. Scale up to 9 or 18 holes using ‘net par’ for un-played holes. For example, on Dollar Ranch our 10-handicapper player stops after 16 holes. Holes 17 (par 4, handicap 14) and 18 (par 5, handicap 6) would be scored a 4 and a 6 respectively.
3) Holes started but not finished. Record most likely score. For example, player lies 3 on or near the green and picks up/concedes the hole. Putts under 5 ft: add 1 stroke (gross 4), putts/chips 5 ft. to 20 yds: add 2 strokes (gross 5).