Strokeplay – aka Medal play – winner is player who has taken fewest strokes over the course of the round, you have to putt out/complete each hole, otherwise scorecard is deemed a Non-Return, however this will not affect your handicap. You subtract your handicap allowance from your Gross (actual) score to get your Nett score. If you pick up, you should still return a scorecard.
Stableford – points/scoring based competition, score points based on number of strokes taken on each hole in relation to the par on the hole and your playing handicap allowance. 1 point for bogey, 2 points for par, 3 points for birdie, 4 points for eagle. If you pick up, you should still return a scorecard.
Matchplay – scoring system where a player/team plays against each other in a head to head match, you win a hole by completing it in the fewest number of strokes vs your opponent(s) and you win a match when you are winning by more holes than remain to be played.
Texas Scramble – a 9 or 18 holes event for teams of 3 or 4 (dependant on numbers). Each team member must have a minimum number of tee shots used (4 for team of 3, 3 for team of 4). Having decided which tee shot to use, a marker must be placed beside the ball. This ball to be played first and then all remaining team members play having dropped their ball close to the marker but not nearer the hole. Play continues like this until the putting green is reached; where all members of the team putt from the same place. The first ball holed is the team score. Teams record the Gross score at each hole along with the initials of the player whose tee shot was used.