COMMENT: Are we playing too much Stableford?

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Stableford is the most common format played in competition golf at Australian golf clubs but are we playing too much of it and is it hurting our golf game?

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In my latest piece for Golf Link, I write about my concern that we’re playing too much Stableford golf at clubs across Australia and it’s possible it is adversely affecting our game:

I’ve seen plenty of golfers who claim they aren’t far away from a good score, or seeing their handicap drop a few strokes after posting scores in the low 30’s for several weeks in a row.

And the really bad rounds can often be masked by a score in the high 20s courtesy of a couple of decent holes.

Wiping a hole can only mean one thing: you’ve failed to get the ball in the hole when it mattered.

Check out the full article at STABLEFORD IS POPULAR IN AUSTRALIA BUT IS IT BAD FOR YOUR GOLF GAME?

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One thought on “COMMENT: Are we playing too much Stableford?

  • November 7, 2016 at 2:34 pm
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    Oh yes, waaaay too many stableford events but don’t limit the alternatives to stroke. Par events give lower handicappers a chance that, seriously, they don’t have in stableford. Likewise a high handicapper can lose all prospects of a good score with a blowout in stroke conditions. Par says that you played to your handicap, better or worse on each hole and is much more like matchplay in that regard. While you’re at it, how about considering greater use of preferred lies to protect the course?

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