Shadows Hills Women’s Golf Club

It is important to remember that our club, SHWGC, belongs to SCGA and follows the USGA Rules of Golf. These rules are strictly adhered to during our weekly tournaments. Please take particular note of the following:


Score Cards

In individual and partner stroke play competitions, score cards must be exchanged and a player’s score kept by a fellow competitor (called a marker).  On completion of the round, the marker should sign in the space marked “scorer.”  The player should check her score for each hole before signing in the space marked “attest.”  It is the player’s responsibility to ensure that her score card has both signatures.  Any disputes should be taken to the Golf Professional before turning in the card.  The player must then turn in her score card to the Pro as soon as possible.   No changes may be made on a score card after the player has turned it into the Golf Professional.  


The player is responsible for the correctness of the score recorded for each hole on her score card.  If she returns a score for any hole lower than actually taken, including omitting a score for a hole, she is disqualified.  If she returns a score for any hole higher than actually taken, the higher score stands.  The score card should include the total score and adjustments.  The Pro is responsible for checking and correcting the addition of scores and the application of the handicap recorded on the score card.  A player is not disqualified for errors in addition.  Failure to exchange cards or to have the marker and player sign the score card will result in disqualification from the competition.


A competition is closed when the result has been officially announced.  For exceptions, see Rule 34-1b.


Hole All Putts

For SHWGC Play Days, all putts must be holed, unless a player’s score for a particular hole is not to be used, such as in a best ball or eclectic (turkey shoot) competition.  If a player fails to hole out at any hole and does not correct her mistake before making a stroke on the next teeing ground, or in the case of the last hole of the round, before she leaves the putting green, she is disqualified.


Scoring Holes Not Played

The score for a hole not played is par for that hole plus the player’s handicap strokes for that hole.  If 13 out of 18 holes are played you are required to post.


Scoring Holes Not Completed

When a player’s score is not being used on a hole for that day’s game and she picks up her ball before completing the hole, the score she should use for posting purposes is the lower of 1) the number of strokes already played plus the strokes most likely needed to complete the hole for that player (most likely score) or 2) Equitable Stroke Control (the maximum allowed for a given handicap).  An “x” should be placed next to that hole’s score on the score card.  




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