I am playing stableford scoring...
I had a situation of sorts like this on last Sunday, really difficult course, difficult greens, for a high handicapper....
Our group had 3 guys in total...
1. As a high handicapper I can still sometimes lower my own hcp even with lousy scores like snowmen etc... (on those difficult holes)
2. Officially it would be the responsibility of the marker person, to decide, whether I'm able to gather stableford points from the hole, is this correct?
3. We have been playing and keeping score of each of our own strokes so far. So, my dad keeps his own score, and I keep my own score, but we sign the cards afterwards, no problems.
4. My dad doesn't know how to calculate, whether a certain stroke number at a hole, would actually gather any stableford points. My dad isn't so good at mathematics, I suppose. He just uses some online calculator thingy.
5. I suppose, official golf rules say that you must play until ball is holed, ain't that right?
6. Should I keep playing the hole, as long as I can gather stableford points, from that specific hole?
7. Otherwise, if you get zero stableford points, then of course there is no point in playing the hole anymore (because you get zero stableford points, and thus no negative)
8. For practical purposes, I suppose I could check out the club course rating and slope, and calculate myself, how many strokes I can allow for each hole, before going to play? That way I can make the calculations at home and already know beforehand how many strokes I allow myself for each hole, at the club course?