- The result of the hole has already been decided,
- A hole has been conceded in match play,
- A player’s partner has already posted a better score in a Four-Ball format and the player picks up, or
- A player has already reached their net double bogey limit on a specific hole.
When a player starts a hole but does not hole out for a valid reason, subject to other provisions set out within the Rules of Handicapping, the player must record their most likely score or net double bogey, whichever is lower, as appropriate for the situation and depending on the format of play.
The most likely score is:
Most likely scores should be determined on any hole in accordance with the following guidelines:
- There is no limit to the number of most likely scores that can be recorded within a player’s adjusted gross score, provided that the failure to hole out is for a valid reason and not for the purpose of gaining an unfair scoring advantage.
- For players with an established Handicap Index, the most likely score on any hole cannot exceed net double bogey for handicap purposes.
- When a player is submitting scores for an initial Handicap Index, the most likely score on any hole cannot exceed par plus 5 strokes.
- In a Maximum Score format of stroke play, there may be situations where a player has not reached their net double bogey score before reaching the maximum score as determined by the Terms of the Competition. In such cases, the player should record either a most likely score or net double bogey, whichever is the lower score (see Rules of Golf, Rule 21.2).
How Do I Join The Two Club?
The Two Club is a golf group that anyone can join. The only requirement for membership is that a gross “2” is scored while playing with a Two Club member or members.
When you have joined, contact Sandi Rabrich at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will give you a “2 club” pin to display proudly on your golf bag.