# Ghost Player Method

Ghost Player Method

(4^{th} 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 4^{th} player score **as you play each hole**. (*Alternatively leave Player D empty and the committee will add the scores*).

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**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