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#1 Weetbix

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 06:41 PM

Today the last group in our competition was forced off the course and couldn't finish the last two holes because of lightening.

What is the rule for their scores? It was a stabelford competition. They couldn't replay the holes.

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 07:17 PM

I would assume tough luck?

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 07:49 PM

Today the last group in our competition was forced off the course and couldn't finish the last two holes because of lightening.
What is the rule for their scores? It was a stabelford competition. They couldn't replay the holes.


They should've played earlier. No score for the last two holes.

Why couldn't they go back out and play the last two ?

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 08:28 PM

Today the last group in our competition was forced off the course and couldn't finish the last two holes because of lightening.

What is the rule for their scores? It was a stabelford competition. They couldn't replay the holes.

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http://www.usga.org/...sion-33,d33-1-2



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Posted 03 December 2016 - 09:05 PM

They should've played earlier. No score for the last two holes.

Why couldn't they go back out and play the last two ?


Because the storm lasted until after dark

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 09:12 PM

See

http://www.usga.org/...sion-33,d33-1-2

is the R/A ruling the same as we are covered by them in Aus?

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 10:31 PM

is the R/A ruling the same as we are covered by them in Aus?

The R&A is responsible for Rules everywhere in the world except the USA & Mexico, where the USGA is responsible.

However the Rules are exactly the same and are written and published by both organisations jointly.


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 07:04 AM

I thought I read somewhere that for handicapping purposes you could extend the players scores to cover the last 2 holes..... that is they were given 2 points on each of the final 2 abandoned holes....

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 08:16 AM

Depending on the circumstances there are several ways to solve this.

 In this situation I would do as Pegasus said as there was only 1 or 2 groups affected.

I have had instances where the morning field got round with no problems & the afternoon field was totally washed out , in which situation we called a competition for the morning players & credited the afternoon players their match fees .

 OB I have found that very few players will return to the course after a round has been suspended for heavy rain.Can work in favour of the hardy few.

 Peg: I believe you will find that you look at the scores on the previous holes then average them out to come up with a score for the holes not played.

 I certainly would not cancel a competition because1 or 2 groups were unable to finish.

 One for the experts.

 A few weeks ago we had a heavy shower of rain in the middle of the morning players round.

 1 group turning after playing the 18th hole ( we use a 2 tee start.) found the back of the 1st tee flooded including between the tee markers.

 I was called down to the tee to sort it out.

   There was nowhere behind the flooded section to place the markers & I did not have the option of getting the players to wait half an hour or more  for the tee to dry out So I moved the Tee markers 4 m forward so that play could continue. I realize that this is not ideal but the only other option was to do as one of the players wanted me to do & cancel the entire competition of 200 players  The 1st hole is a 350m par 4. I also had no idea at the time that we would not get any further showers during that day.

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 05:31 PM

Why was the last group 2 holes behind?

#11 Weetbix

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 06:25 PM

What does that matter?

They weren't
The group in front of them played on past when they started their run for the clubhouse so was able to finish

They were further from home so didn't take the risk

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 06:28 PM

I thought I read somewhere that for handicapping purposes you could extend the players scores to cover the last 2 holes..... that is they were given 2 points on each of the final 2 abandoned holes....


Can we get an expert to comment on this (sorry Pom - you know what I mean)
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Posted 04 December 2016 - 06:51 PM

I thought I read somewhere that for handicapping purposes you could extend the players scores to cover the last 2 holes..... that is they were given 2 points on each of the final 2 abandoned holes....

  

Can we get an expert to comment on this (sorry Pom - you know what I mean)


The best I can recall, Weeti, is that for handicapping purposes, a less than 18 hole round was adjusted to make it the equivalent of 18 holes, or 9 holes.
But I don't think that applies to comps.

#14 Weetbix

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 07:17 PM

Thanks OB

But you know what I mean

Edited by Weetbix, 04 December 2016 - 07:18 PM.

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 07:44 PM

3. What are the new handicap system regulations for 9-hole scores (or for scores of anywhere
between 8-17 holes inclusive)?
• 16-17 holes: entered into GOLF Link as an 18-hole score.
• 8-15 holes: entered into GOLF Link as a 9-hole score (it is either the front 9 or back 9 that is
used, the other holes are disregarded).
• For rounds of 8 holes, or of 16-17 holes: net par (ie 2 Stableford points) is awarded for the missing holes.

13. If an 18-hole competition gets interrupted mid-round by rain, can we shorten it to 9 holes?
For competition purposes (ie prize giving), it is The R&A’s position that a stipulated round may not be shortened once that round has commenced (Decision 33-1/2).
For handicapping purposes only, clubs have the discretion to use incomplete rounds in accordance with the process outlined in Item 3 above.

Taken from the handicapping resources on the Golf Australia website

PS and it's lightning, not lightening.




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