Stableford - 36 Points always to Par?

17/08/2009 at 10:35

Hi All

Is 36 points in stableford always mean you are playing to Par. My mate was saying how he played a tournament at his club a couple of weeks back and 40 points was playing to par.

I am trying to get my head around all golf's intricacies which I imagine you never stop learning. Is the above possible?

17/08/2009 at 10:39

If you had 10 x 3 pointers 3 x 2 pointers and shot 20 a piece on the other 5 holes then you wouldn't have played to par

17/08/2009 at 10:59

Good point, poorly explained by myself...umm what I mean I guess is they say 36 points is playing to your HC not par (right?) If this is not correct my warped logic is completly off the mark.............He was saying you had to score 40 points to play to HC something to do with CSS?

17/08/2009 at 11:11
Could be... but the old bit about averaging 2 points per hole is always thouight of a level par.
17/08/2009 at 11:12

Might be something to do with sss but not css.

On a very easy course where the par is 72 but the sss assessed as 68, then 40pts would be playing to H/cap.

Don

17/08/2009 at 12:11
At my club the Par is 72, the SSS is 70 and you have to score 38 Stableford points for it to be considered as playing to your handicap.  Your handicap does not alter with 38 points.  However, occasionally, the CSS has an impact and the results sheet will display Par, SSS & CSS with say 37 Stableford points and, therefore, on that occasion you would be cut with 38 points.
17/08/2009 at 15:32
DuckHook wrote (see)

Hi All

Is 36 points in stableford always mean you are playing to Par. My mate was saying how he played a tournament at his club a couple of weeks back and 40 points was playing to par.


DuckHook wrote (see)

He was saying you had to score 40 points to play to HC something to do with CSS?

CSS is exactly what he was talking about.   Not sure if you know what that is, but assuming you don't, it's the variable score by which handicaps are measured each time a comp is played.   The CSS varies depending on the difficulty, or not, of the conditions on the day as reflected in the scores.

So a CSS of 4 under par means that the course was playing very easy that day, for instance it could be a Par 72 but a very short course, 5800 yards, on a calm day.   So transferring 4 under par to stableford gives 40 points.

Imagine 2 golf courses, both par 72, but one is 5800 yards and the other is 7200 yards.   Clearly the average scores on the longer course are going to be much higher, so to play to your handicap there would probably require a net score of around 74/75 (34/33 points).   As mentioned, to play to your handicap on the shortest course could sometimes mean needing 4 under or 40 points).

DH
17/08/2009 at 19:44

On handicap X = (36 - (CSS – par))

 

So if CSS = 72  and par = 70 

X  = (36 – (72 – 70))  ie 34

 

So if CSS = 70  and par = 71 

X  = (36 – (70 – 71))  ie 37

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