Ghost Player Method

Ghost Player Method
(4th player for 3 player team)

Adding a Ghost Player

If you only have 3 players for a 4 player team game this method allows you to add a 4th player score as you play each hole. (Alternatively leave Player D empty and the committee will add the scores).


How to calculate the Ghost Player’s Handicap

N.B. Can only be used for a 3 player team.

Players must enter their names in the A, B and C sections.

Player D is the ‘ghost’ player, whose handicap is based on the average of the three players combined handicaps.

Example:   if the 3 players have handicaps of 17, 26 and 8 that would give a total of 51. The ‘ghost’ player would therefore be deemed to have a handicap of 17 (i.e. 51 divided by 3).

How to calculate the Ghost Player’s score per hole

The ‘ghost’ player will be assumed to have taken the same number of strokes as:-

  • Player A on holes 1, 4, 7, 10, 13 and 16
  • Player B on holes 2, 5, 8, 11, 14 and 17
  • Player C on holes 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18.

On each hole the ‘ghost’ player’s score is based on the calculated handicap and the assumed shots taken.


Updated June 2021