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SCORE POSTING

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Procedures

Match Play Posting
When a hole is started but a player does not hole out, the player must record their most likely score for handicap purposes. (Rule 3.3, Rules of Handicapping). If the match ends with holes left to play and the players continue to play, the actual scores must be posted on every hole played. If a match     ends with holes left to play and the players do not play the remaining holes, the players should post using the hole-by-hole feature for each hole played (keeping in mind at least 9 holes associated with a 9-hole Course Rating™ and Slope Rating™ must be played for a score to posted).

 

9-Hole Score Posting
When a player posts a 9-hole score, the WHS will automatically calculate an 18-hole Score Differential for the round, based on the player’s 9-hole score Differential and expected Score Differential based on the their current Handicap Index®, allowing the 9-hole round to be considered in the player’s Handicap Index calculations right away. As part of the this change, golfers are required to play all 9 holes with a valid 9-hole Course Rating™ and Slope Rating™ instead of the previous minimum of 7 holes.

 

Completing only 10-17 Holes
When a player plays only 10-17 holes the player will be required to post as a hole-by-hole score. This allows USGA® Centralized Computation to produce a Score Differential for the holes played and an expected Score Differential for the number of holes that were not played. Note that score posting products require a minimum of 9 individual hole scores that correspond to a 9-hole Course Rating™ and Slope Rating™ for a score to be posted. 

 

Now, when a player with a Handicap Index® plays 10-17 holes, a Score Differential™ is created based on the holes played, and the player’s expected Score Differential for the number of remaining holes not played is added to that value to produce an 18-hole Score Differential.
 

To facilitate this change, when a player plays between 10-17 holes, they are required to post their scores hole-by-hole so the appropriate Score Differential can be calculated from the holes that were played to combine with the expected score for the holes not played.

What is considered a non-postable golf round?  A non-postable round would be a round played by yourself, a round played in a non-individual score format such as scramble, shamble, chapman etc. practice round or any rounds that are less than 9-holes. 


What is considered a practice round?  The USGA Handicap System and the Rules of Golf do not define a practice round and do not address declaring such prior to beginning play of a stipulated round. A basic premise of the “USGA Handicap System” is every player will try to make the best score on each hole in every round and will accurately post every acceptable score. There are a few exceptions in which a score should not be posted. When a player does not play a majority of the holes under the principles of the Rules of Golf, a score cannot be posted. An example is playing two balls on some holes, hitting different clubs from the same spot, etc.  At any rate, it is unanimous that one should not declare a practice round after 4 or 5 holes.


Is there a limit to the number of practice rounds?  Yes, our Competition and Handicap committee has established the maximum number of times you can declare a round as a practice round is six in any one golf season.  We require that you declare your practice round with the member concierge desk or professional staff prior to teeing off. 


Is Match play considered a non-postable round?  No, match play rounds MUST be posted. When a hole is started but a player does not hole out, the player must record their most likely score for handicap purposes. (Rule 3.3, Rules of Handicapping). If the match ends with holes left to play and the players continue to play, the actual scores must be posted on every hole played. If a match ends with holes left to play and the players do not play the remaining holes, the players should post using the hole-by-hole feature for each hole played (keeping in mind at least 9 holes associated with a 9-hole Course Rating™ and Slope Rating™ must be played for a score to posted).  For example, your match ends on hole 15 and you decide to not play 16, 17 and 18. You need to post hole by hole, leaving 16-18 blank so that USGA® Centralized Computation can produce a Score Differential for the holes played and an expected Score Differential for the number of holes that were not played.


If I play less than 18-holes is that a non-postable score?  No, if you play 9-holes or more you are required to post a score.  Even when only playing 10-17 holes you are required to post a hole-by-hole score.  This allows USGA® Centralized Computation to produce a Score Differential for the holes played and an expected Score Differential for the number of holes that were not played.


Do I have to post hole by hole scores?  YES, the Handicap and Competitions committee and Professional Golf Staff strongly encourage that all members post hole by hole scores as this will help us on an annual basis to determine if our current course individual hole handicaps are accurate.  If you play less than 18 holes but more than 9 holes it is a requirement that you post hole by hole scores for the holes completed. 

I posted my score but still received an email reminder to post, what would cause this?  There are several things that can cause that: 

  • Posting your score as an Away score will always trigger this reminder to post email.  If GN is your home course, please make sure to post your score as a HOME score.  If GN is not your home course and you post scores as an away score, you’ll continue to receive this reminder to post unless you inform the Professional staff that you’ll always be posting as an away score.  We can then verify that you posted for that day and remove you from this reminder to post send. 

  • Your date of play was 5/1/24 but when selecting the date, you mistakenly selected 5/2/24, please make sure you post your score on the correct date of play.

For posting competition rounds, what is considered a competition round at Geneva National?  When playing in tournaments at Geneva National all Club Championship rounds and all rounds played in any of our yearlong Match Play events such as the Challenge Cup, Queens Cup, Bonnie & Clyde, Legends Cup and Presidents Cup must be posted as competition rounds.   If you have any questions on additional competition rounds played outside of Geneva National, please contact our Golf Professional Staff. 

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