Currently, only scores from certain singles formats of play can count toward a handicap.
From the start of April, however, scores from fourball competitions (such as strokeplay, Stableford, and par/bogey) will also be accepted.
The only caveat is that one player of the pair must have scored on a minimum of nine holes.
And the total pair score must be at least 42 points (or six under par).
If these triggers are hit, however, the golfer who has scored on the minimum nine holes will have an upscaling value added for their un-played holes, based upon their playing partner’s score.
If this score equates to 36+ points (level par or better), a score differential will be calculated and recorded for handicap purposes.
TSG Verdict – The Social Golfer Team WILL NOT be adding this change to their Handicapping system as we do not believe foursomes and fourballs are a true reflection of an eligible scorecard. What next…are we going to include Texas Scramble Scorecards? (Editor)