Stroke Allowance
Adopted 2006 (Previous)

In those events where both the ladies and men are competing, commonly known as joint competitions, a stroke allowance must be made for the differences in the respective standard scratch scores between the ladiesí course and the menís course. The stroke allowance is Ďgiven toí or 'deducted from' the ladies' handicap.

  Ladies Stroke
Allowance
  Men Ladies
Course and tee SSS Par SSS Par Medal
note (a)
Stableford note (b)
Dukes Course
White back tees 70 69 71 72 1 -2
Yellow tees 68 68 3 -1
Winter mats 66 68 70 72 4 0

Princes Course
White tees 68 69 71 71 3 1
Yellow tees 67 69 4 2
Winter mats 65 69 69 71 4 2

Notes and explanation

  1. For medal events the ladiesí extra shot allowance is derived from the higher standard scratch score of the ladiesí card as compared with the menís card.
  2. For Stableford events the ladiesí extra shot allowance (or reduction) is derived from the difference between the SSS and Par for the menís and ladiesí cards.

    For example:

Princes - on the White tee course, if a man plays to his handicap and scores a net 68 (SSS) then with a Par of 69 he will score 37 points in Stableford. If a lady has an equivalent net 71 (SSS) then with a Par of 71 she will have a score of 36 points - hence the lady shall receive a one shot allowance.

Dukes Ė on the White tee course, if a man plays to his handicap and scores a net 70 (SSS) he will score 35 points in Stableford where the Par is 69. A lady playing to an equivalent net 71 (SSS) will score 37 points where her Par is 72, hence the lady's adjustment will be -2.

For further information, contact the Club Secretary Peter Harrington.