The point I am trying to make is that by the group going in together everything can be handled and all issues would be resolved. And no where do the rules state it must be initialed, just legible. Mistakes happen and are easier to handle person to person with all in the group. you would not believe what goes on in the scorers area at event with players that are more use to turning in scorecard and keeping others score. I have seen one of the top junior golfers in the world, come into the scorers area and had never put down a score on his part of his opponents card. It protects everyone if handled correctly.