How Does Stableford Scoring Work With Handicaps?

Stableford is a very common scoring system in golf whereby points are awarded on each hole according to how the player does against their own handicap.

Make par on a hole, based upon your handicap, and you get 2pts.

A handicap-adjusted score of one over par is 1pt, 1 under par is 3pts, 2 under par is 4pts and so on.

How do you calculate handicap for Stableford points?



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How do you score Stableford?

A player scores one point for a bogey, two for par, three for a birdie, four for an eagle and five for an albatross. You win a competition by scoring the most points overall. On an amateur level, if a player takes six shots on a par-four hole but is entitled to a shot because of his handicap, his net score is five.

What is the modified Stableford scoring system?

The Modified Stableford scoring system employs the same principle – golfers are awarded points based on their performance on each hole – but with a different set of points than what is described in the rule book. Instead of adding up strokes, golfers add up points, and high point total wins.

How do you score stableford with a handicap of 24?

24 Handicap Player

A handicap of 24 would give you one shot for every hole plus one extra for the 6 most difficult holes. Therefore, 2 shots for holes with a SI between 1 and 6 and one shot for holes with an SI of 7 to 18, giving a total of 24.