For players who do not regularly play in competition, the idea is good, and this is why:
In stableford, you pick up when you no longer have a point to get. You have zero points and you move on.
In stroke play, you could be playing the 18th hole and not find your drive after not hitting a provisional and not feel inclined to walk back to the tee and slow everyone down. No matter how you were going at the point your score is wiped. Even par after 17 holes and a pick up on 18 is a No Score Returned. You may as well have score 120. In stableford the wipe on 18 might still have you at 43 points.
With the Maximim Score Cap you might end up with an 8 or even a 10,in a stroke round but you are still getting and submitting a score.
BTW This has nothing to do with stroke rounds being handicapped as Stableford scores.
Ok so dumb question.....a round played with capped stroke play can still entered for handicap if a group of friends as a committee agree to it right?
So for the change to ESC.....that's only for handicap purposes? Like you would not say you shot 84 if you actually shot 88 with picked up balls? (Unless it was a agreed-to capped stroke play round)
I carry 4 wedges, and yes I use all of them. Sand wedge is my most used wedge as it’s my usual all purpose around the green kind of tool. Pitching wedge is the highest lofted club I’ll take a full crack at usually, and will use it for a bump and run every now and then. AW i typically utilize as partial wedge to fill a gap. Lob wedge used to be the all purpose wedge, but now is only used one day or twice a round when I want the ball to stop quickly or get it up in the air even quicker.
North wind at 25 with gusts to 45 mph. Cold front supposed to be through my area by 5 p.m., CST. Currently 57*.
Actually, if it wasn't for the wind, I would be playing.
So, watching "Charlie's Angels" and planning on tomorrow or Wednesday.
Retired Old Man