3 thoughts on “Golf Games: Stableford Scoring”

  1. We will often play a modified Stableford which gives birdies and eagles more weight.

    > +1 = 0
    +1 = 1
    +0 = 2
    -1 = 4
    -2 = 8

    We play a weird 36 – handicap = Stableford quota and then you start taking your points from your quota and the biggest number over quota is the winner, but essentially, you can just add your handicap to the stableford points and get the same result.  (Math is not everyone’s strong suit at my club). 

    Using the modified stableford total + handicap, a 44 is a very good score, 48 is almost guaranteed winner.  Or the quota system, 8 points over quota is very good, 12 points is almost guaranteed.

    It does seem that the modified system would benefit the birdie/eagle getters, but it is viewed pretty fairly by most of our players.  Mid handicappers I think tend to come out with a higher frequency of winners, but that is also the largest percentage of our players, so perhaps it is just really fair.

  2. We use this on our annual golf trip to keep it competitive for everyone.  It allows players to have a “blow up” hole and not be penalized for the whole tournament. 

    It’s very popular with our group and makes things much more fun.  Thanks for the info!  http://www.wamgolf.com


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