blue note wrote: »
Why don't more people do this? If I'm playing stroke and have a score where I'm basically guaranteed .1 back, I'll happily pick up to keep things moving. I'll do my best to hole out of course, but I certainly won't be going back to the tee to try to salvage a triple bogey in the hope of returning a +15 net score for the day. But a glance at some of the poorer scores on a stroke play day will show that plenty of people insist on holing out for 9s and 10s at the end of the round when they'd need a couple of minus 9 or 10s for a respectable score.
Furthermore, it's bad enough spending an age looking for a ball when it doesn't matter whether or not you find it, but now they're breaking the rules even more (2 minutes more) looking for balls when they're already gone. And we all know the reality is that they'll spend more than the 3 minutes looking, then call the group behind through while they continue looking. Probably a total search time of 10 or 12 minutes.
blue note wrote: »
I understand it counts as a NR (or DQ). But what difference does that make? You're gone from the comp in terms of being anyway near the prizes, haven't a hope of avoiding getting a .1 back, so what difference does it make whether you return a NR instead of a +15 net? Is it really worth holing out for a 10 while everyone begins you waits for you to do so?
dan_ep82 wrote: »
Any stroke comp I was inlvolved in had stableford scoring aswell for HC purposes. A pick up would DQ you and stop a potential cut.
Macker1 wrote: »
I don't really get the purpose of stableford scoring having any part of a stroke comp. Can you please elaborate on this ?
Your HC will be adjusted anyways based on your round.
Euphoriasean wrote: »
Do all clubs not have a maximum score in stroke competitions. Its +5 in our place which is valid for handicap purposes. Not that i have ever had to use it :P