- August 9, 2019 at 2:44 pm #46560Mark HancockParticipant
I heard yesterday on the Rules Webinar and confirmed it today, that the Tournament will adopt a Local Rule setting the Maximum Score per Hole to 9. Of course, the WA has always played full stroke play and counted all strokes needed to hole out each hole.
I think Scott and the WA team have come up with a great idea that will improve Pace of Play as well as keeping some of the wayward players involved. Let’s admit it, a player making a 9 doesn’t have a chance of winning, so I don’t believe it will effect the four day Leaderboard.
Last year, a guy in my flight had a 21 on a hole and I felt horrible for the guy and for everyone playing behind him.August 9, 2019 at 2:51 pm #46561Matt MillerParticipant
The league I play in regularly uses a “4 over net” rule. If it’s a par 4 and you are stroking, max score is 9 (net 8). Works well for us.August 9, 2019 at 6:27 pm #46564Dale CraigParticipant
The NY golf association has a summer long event called the amateur series which I play in multiple events and they instituted the max 9 rule this year. It has seemed to make a slight difference in speeding up play, but I think course difficulty is really the determining factor in managing pace of play. And yes, if you make a 9 it is probably taking you out of contention anyway.
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