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Competition Events

Team events played during the season

Best Ball

(Format is used for Stroke, Par and Stableford events). In a Best Ball Tournament, each team has two players.

On each hole, both play their own golf balls off the tee and into the hole.

At the completion of the hole, the best hole from the team members serves  as the team score.


Flags (or Flag Tournament)

In a Flags tournament, all golfers begin the round with a set number of strokes (at Burnley this is 66 plus 3/4 individual handicap), and they play until their strokes run out. The player who makes it furthest on his or her allotment of strokes is the winner.



A competition format in which teams are comprised of two players each, with the players alternate hitting the same ball.  The first player tees off, the second his the second shot, the first player hits the third shot, and so on until the ball is holed. Players alternate hitting tee shots, i.e. Player driving of the first hole will then drive on all odd numbered holes, Player B will hit off on all even holes.


Canadian Foursomes

Is a variation of regular foursomes (2-person teams, each playing one ball) in which both players on a team tee off, the best of the two tee balls is selected and that ball is then played alternate shot until holed.


Amercan Foursomes

is another variation of foursomes in which 2-person teams will be competing.

Similar to Canadian Foursomes, both players tee off and then switch ball after their tee shots (i.e. Player A hits Player B's ball),  the best of the two balls is then selected and that is the played alternate shot until holed.



A variation on an individual Stableford played as a 2 person team event. At the completion of a hole, both individual scores are recorded and the Stableford points are calculated and recorded on the card. Both Stableford points for the hole  are multiplied and the resulting score is recorded for the team (2 pts x 0 pts=0 pts, 2 pts x 1 pt=2 pts, etc). Total team score is determined by adding the scores of each hole. The winning team is the one with the higheset score. 


Aggregate Stableford

is played as a 2 person event team event. The team score is determined by adding the individual scores of the team members. The winning team is the one with the highest combined score.



is a multi-round golf tournament that results in one 18-hole score per player. Each golfer plays rounds in competition and compares his scores on each hole per round over a three month period of time. The lowest score made on each hole is recorded, producing an 18- hole score.

For example, if the eclectic is made up of three rounds. In the first round, the golfer scores a 6 on hole No. 1; in Round 2, he scores a 7 on hole No. 1; in Round 3, he scores a 4 on hole No. 1. The lowest of those three scores on the hole is a 4, so that is the golfer's eclectic score.



Groups of two players (2 person ambrose) or four players (4 person ambrose) work as a team. Each player hits off the tee, the best shot is selected and all other players pick up their ball and place it, within one handspan, alongside the best ball. Each person then hits a second shot from this spot. The best shot again is selected. This continues until the ball is in the hole. On the putting green the best ball is marked and the the other balls are played from this position.

One score is thus recorded on each hole. This is the sum of the best shots used throughout the hole.

During the course of the round all player's drives must be used on a set number of occasions.

Generally this is three drives each.


Lobby Loyde Challenge

Played in conjunction with a single stableford event. Each group is allocated a "coloured" ball. Player A will play the first hole with the coloured ball (instead of their own). On each subsequent hole the ball is passed to the next player (in playing order off the first tee) until the round is completed or the ball is lost. Individual scores are recorded as well as the score of the coloured ball. The team with the highest stableford score with their coloured ball wil be the winners.




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