Callaway/Loynes scoring system will be applied to find the winner (and the loser).
1 All competitors tee off and play stroke play, scoring in the normal fashion with one exception - double par is the maximum score on any given hole (i.e., on a par 4, 8 is the maximum score).
2 Following the round, gross scores are tallied. Based on each golfer's gross score (using the double par maximum), each golfer tallies up a prescribed number of worst scores from their scorecard, then applies a second adjustment that may add or subtract additional strokes. (See "Keithyboy can't lose" Chart). The result is a total that is something similar to a net score using real handicaps. The higher a competitor's gross score, the more holes that player will be deducting;
3 Holes deducted begin with the highest score; if a player gets to deduct one hole and his highest score is an 8, then an 8 is what gets deducted;
4 Scores on the 17th and 18th holes may not be deducted, even if one (or both) of them are the competitor's highest score.
5 Even after high scores are added together for the allowance, the second adjustment must be made; this adjustment might add or subtract 2, 1 or 0 strokes from a player's Callaway/Loynes "handicap".
6 Once the appropriate number of high scores has been tallied, and the second adjustment is made, the player is left with a net score.
7 Half scores are rounded up. If a player is deducting half of 7, then that 3.5 is rounded up to 4.
8 The maximum a golfer can deduct under the Callaway/Loynes system is 60 strokes.
9 Ties are decided in favour of the player with the lowest score on the 18^{th} hole. If this does not resolve the tie then the players scores on holes 17, 16, 15, 14 etc. are considered in turn until the tie can be resolved.
Example Result.
Player A cards an 83. He is entitled to subtract the score from his worst hole (Say 8 shots) and half of the score from his 2^{nd} worst hole (Say 7 shots) from his total score. This gives a subtraction of 11 1/2, which is rounded up to 12. Further to this the player can add a further 2 shots to his subtraction figure of 12 because his score of 83 is in the +2 column on the chart. This gives a total subtraction figure of 14, leaving the jammy sod with a net 69 (83-14)
Player B cards an 79. He is entitled to subtract the score from his worst hole (Say 8 shots) and half of the score from his 2^{nd} worst hole (Say 7 shots) from his total score. This gives a subtraction of 11 1/2, which is rounded up to 12. Sadly the player must subtract 2 shots from his subtraction figure of 12 because his score of 79 is in the -2 column on the chart. This gives a total subtraction figure of 10, leaving the furious player with a net 69 (79-10)
Player C cards 103 (What a hacker). He is entitled to subtract the score from his worst 3 holes (Say 10 shots, 10 shots, 8 shots) and half the score from his 4^{th} worst hole (Say 8 shots), from his total. This gives a subtraction of 32. Further to this the player can add a further 2 shots to his subtraction figure of 32 because his score of 103 is in the +2 column on the chart. This gives a total subtraction figure of 34, leaving Mr Hack-fest with a net 69 (103-34), and a share of the lead.
As all players have a net score of 69 their scores on the 18^{th} hole are considered.
Player A has a par 4
Payer B has a bogie 5
Player C has a bogie 5
Player A wins
Player B and Player C are still tied for 2^{nd} however so their scores on the 17^{TH} hole are considered.
Player B has a par 3
Player C has a dog breath 5
Player B is second
Player C is last.
The "Keithyboy can't lose" golf scoring system
Par 70 course
68 |
69 |
70 |
no holes, no adjustment | |||
71 |
72 |
73 |
- |
- |
1/2 |
worst hole |
74 |
75 |
76 |
77 |
78 |
1 |
worst hole |
79 |
80 |
81 |
82 |
83 |
1-1/2 |
worst hole |
84 |
85 |
86 |
87 |
88 |
2 |
worst holes |
89 |
90 |
91 |
92 |
93 |
2-1/2 |
worst holes |
94 |
95 |
96 |
97 |
98 |
3 |
worst holes |
99 |
100 |
101 |
102 |
103 |
3-1/2 |
worst holes |
104 |
105 |
106 |
107 |
108 |
4 |
worst holes |
109 |
110 |
111 |
112 |
113 |
4-1/2 |
worst holes |
114 |
115 |
116 |
117 |
118 |
5 |
worst holes |
119 |
120 |
121 |
122 |
123 |
5-1/2 |
worst holes |
124 |
125 |
126 |
127 |
128 |
6 |
worst holes |
129 |
130 |
131 |
132 |
133 |
6-1/2 |
worst holes |
134 |
135 |
136 |
137 |
138 |
7 |
worst holes |
-2 |
-1 |
0 |
+1 |
+2 |
adjustment to deduction | |
Maximum handicap is 60 |