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Foursomes (Pairs) – Stableford scoring

Playing Handicap (for the Pair)

Half of both players Playing Handicap added together, rounded up to the nearest whole number.

Overview of Foursomes

  • Play with ONE BALL and take ALTERNATE SHOTS until the ball is holed out, or it is not possible to score any Stableford points (so pick up to help with pace of play).
  • One partner will tee off on all the ODD numbered holes, and the other partner will tee off on all the EVEN numbered holes.
  • If the side decides to play a provisional ball, it must be played by the partner whose turn it is to play the side’s next stroke.

Penalty for making a stroke in the wrong order

  • General Penalty (2 strokes) and the side must correct the mistake.
  • The right partner must make a stroke from where the side made the first stroke in the wrong order.
  • The stroke made in the wrong order and any more strokes before the mistake is corrected (including strokes made and any penalty strokes solely from playing that ball) do not count.
  • If the side does not correct the mistake before making a stroke to begin another hole or, for the last hole of the round, before returning their scorecard, the score for that hole does not count.

Restriction on Player Standing Behind Partner When Stroke Made (Rule 22.6)

  • In addition to the limitations in Rule 10.2b(4), a player must not stand on or close to an extension of the line of play behind the ball while their partner is making a stroke to gain information for the side’s next stroke. Penalty for Breach of Rule 22.6: General Penalty.

Please note that when a pairs format competition is being played then ideally each playing group should consist of four players (i.e. two pairs).

If a playing group only has three players, then only two of the players can pair up, leaving the third player without a playing partner.

Whilst the competitions bookings are still open members may see that their playing group is not yet full. They might therefore benefit by actively seeking other members to play … either by word of mouth, or by using the various social media groups linked to the club.