Bogey & Handicap Bogey Comp
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I am familiar with Par competitions and the scoring for that form.
Can someone explain how a gross score for bogey competition, and a net score in handicap bogey competition would be recorded?
Am I right in thinking that in a gross comp, everyone is against the bogey (par plus1) score for the hole?
In a handicap bogey comp, if I receive 12 handicap strokes, how do I score for holes where I receive a stroke, holes with no stroke and overall for the round? Appreciate replies in advance.
Bogey is, in essence, the same format as Par – the only difference being that the fixed score that the player is competing against is the ‘bogey score’ rather than the par for the hole.
Attached is the score card from Elie golf club which shows a separate Bogey score for each hole. Note that ‘bogey’ in this context is not, necessarily, the same as ‘par + 1’.
In all of the forms of stroke play covered by Rule 32, the score card should contain the gross number of strokes for the hole (the player is free to omit scores for holes at which he would ‘lose the hole’ (for par or bogey) or for which he would not earn any points (Stableford)).
Thanks for the interesting scorecard. Bogey was explained to me a few years ago. I have not heard of it being played in Australia.
Love playing the game and interested in the Rules
From the 1897-1908 USGA Rules of Golf (quote taken from the 1908 book – no thorough check done for variation in the prior books):
” ‘Col. Bogey’ is an imaginary opponent, against whose
I don’t know how arbitrary the Colonel’s scores were i.e., did the Committee draw “his” scores out of a hat?
I’ve only played ‘bogey’ once at Gullane. My friend and colleague (same person) and I played the 3 courses at Gullane using, once each, the 3 forms of play contained in Rule 28.
This may be of interest
What other rules are we not playing by?