- August 13, 2023 at 7:05 pm #51930Tom McGeehanParticipant
I keep seeing on this site that there is a max score per hole of 9 strokes.
This will be my 34th year, I have to admit I do not know if that is correct. The good news is that I have never needed to score a 9 or higher in previous Years.
Being almost 79 years old, I have a greater potential for shooting a really high score on one hole.
How do I find out if this information is correct?August 13, 2023 at 7:44 pm #51931Bruce FriendParticipant
Go on the home page of the main website and down below in the World Am Recent news is the Rules seminar link and notice the password. About halfway through there is a discussion. Second way is on the Rules sheet on your cart, I believe there is a note about the Max score being 9 on all holes. Usually, someone also asks the pro on the first day, at least they have in my flight for the past few years. They made this change in 2019, I believe.August 14, 2023 at 9:03 am #51937John TantilloParticipant
Yes it is on the rules sheet in your cart, every day, for the past few years. Usually the pro at each course reads the rules sheet line by line before the round, so it will be clearly stated. I’ve had to “take advantage” of this rule a couple times!August 15, 2023 at 9:25 pm #51969JOHN HERNDONParticipant
Unfortunately, I’ve had a few of these and 2 of them in the 4th round last year when I was 5 back starting the day. They hurt. The rule is still max 9 as it was announced in the rules webinar. People had suggested a max of +4 on a hole(3/7-4/8-5/9) but it was still decided as max 9 so it is still in play.August 16, 2023 at 8:12 am #51970Glenn FosterParticipant
9 it is folks. I personally think they should consider a triple bogey max. Most handicaps, ( I believe this true for most of participants), can’t use more than a double bogey to “officially” post your score.
Triple Bogey’s are enough tournament punishment for most holes and that will seriously hurt most golfers chances, and let them move on faster on every hole?
I’ve played with folks over the years that just can’t cover some of the distances. If they haven’t made it by the 3rd tee/fairway shot…August 16, 2023 at 1:54 pm #51990William Aleshire Jr.Participant
In the examples below:
Correct me if I am wrong.
Even setting the limit at triple bogey max doesn’t seem to penalize the higher handicapped players enough. Just my take on it.
Either way the world AM has undoubtedly spent many a night discussing this prior to its implementation going over all the ands/ifs/OR’s and butts before they chose the max 9 number.
Max 9 Example:
Par 3 – Hole handicap = 18
Lower handicap par 3 scores a 9 on a -0 non-scoring hole equals 6 over par = 6 over
Higher handicap par 3 scores a 9 on a -2 scoring hole equals 4 over his par = 4 over
Triple bogey example:
Par 3 Hole Handicap = 18
Lower handicap par 3 scores a 6 on a -0 non-scoring hole equals 3 over par = Net Triple bogey
Higher handicap par 3 scores a 6 on a -2 scoring hole equals 1 over his par = Net Bogey
Double Bogey example:
Par 3 Hole Handicap = 18
Lower handicap par 3 scores a 5 on a -0 non-scoring hole equals 2 over par = Net Bogey
Higher handicap par 3 scores a 5 on a -2 scoring hole equals 0 over his par = Net Par
Have fun, hit the little white ball into the hole and make some new friends. 🙂August 17, 2023 at 9:58 am #52000John TantilloParticipant
Glen–remember that the ESC limit for posting scores is Net double bogey, not gross double. The only players who can’t use more than a gross DB are the zero handicappers. The rest of us can record and post a triple bogey on a stroke hole. If one doesn’t take the triple bogey when one deserves it then you are only skimping yourself (and your partners in team golf) and the player’s handicap is too low. I see it all the time at my home course from the 15-18 handicappers–“just give me a double” after hitting multiple balls OB or similar.August 17, 2023 at 11:46 am #52001Harry (The Hack) RadleyParticipant
I feel like that the 9 Max should be changed to double par. For example if player who is a high a very high handicap getting three Strokes on a par 5 and shoots an 11 then that 9 would be a double bogey net where as someone else playing the same hole who does not get a shot has an 8 which would be a triple bogey net so the person who scores a 10 or 11 who registers a 9 would be better off than the person who legitimately hold out. In addition to this it would speed up play who wants to have a nine on a par 3. Have double par. 6 Strokes on par 3 pick up. 8 Strokes On a par 4 and 10 Strokes on a par 5. just my suggestionAugust 17, 2023 at 12:02 pm #52002Bill HambrickParticipant
They implemented the max 9 score in 2017 I believe. In 2016 I watched a golfer take 22 stroke to get out of a sand trap enroute to a 33 on a hole. The decision was made to speed up play.August 17, 2023 at 12:23 pm #52003Harry (The Hack) RadleyParticipant
LOL Bill I remember several years back I had a friend come with me. Blaize Clute a First timer. his very first hole of the Wam was at TPC Myrtle Beach where he could not get over a carry and ended up having a 19 so his entire week was destroyed on the very first hole and he has never returnedAugust 17, 2023 at 4:09 pm #52008Glenn FosterParticipant
Fellas, I’m just saying, the maximum handicap is a 36 for entry ( last time I looked yrs. ago.). So why, if the max handicap is double bogey, why isn’t triple bogey enough to pick up & move on?
Now, I am saying this without looking up what the highest allowable handicap is now, and this is a moot point after all these yrs of 9 max anyway. I just don’t think people should have to loose their chances on a nervous 1st day, or play a lot of forced carry golf courses & not be able to feel like 1 day of high numbers will ruin the rest of the week if the next course are less demanding for yardages.
I’m sure someone, not naming names, will check the 36 handicap max, but 4-5 triples on a card can be mentally dealt with than 4-5 of the 9’s that could be on any par 3 or 5? Not just a time saver, but makes my math easier to add up: 9’s hurt my feelings!! 😉August 17, 2023 at 4:19 pm #52009Bill HambrickParticipant
If double bogey were the highest score on a hole and someone had a handicap of 36. The worst they could shoot would be net par. That would not be fair.August 17, 2023 at 4:23 pm #52010Bobby ThomasParticipant
It’s a moot point, but they aren’t saying double bogey max, rather net double bogey max. Meaning if you were a 36 handicap (and still enjoyed playing golf) you would be able to go up to a quadruple bogey on each hole to max out as a net double bogey.August 18, 2023 at 6:49 am #52020Bob NewmanParticipant
Max 9 ain’t tournament golf. Just like LMR E 5 (ball lost or OB) which is not used. I have had an 8 on par 3 and survived to be in top 10. JMO
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