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huds1475

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I mean Stableford is often looked down upon as 'the English game' by our cousins North of the border.

Usually in jest, inferring that its not proper golf.

Which, to be fair, is fair.

All of the above is said very light-heartedly 👍

Glad you're all, at last, able to enjoy a game
 

KenL

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I mean Stableford is often looked down upon as 'the English game' by our cousins North of the border.

Usually in jest, inferring that its not proper golf.

Which, to be fair, is fair.

All of the above is said very light-heartedly 👍

Glad you're all, at last, able to enjoy a game
Thanks for that. Never heard Stableford referred to like that.

My current club does not run many stableford comp but my previous one (Haddington) had a stableford every mid-week from May to September.

Just to be clear, I'm in Scotland despite my flag and allegiance ;)
 

Val

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Lots of clubs in England play mainly stableford comps with only a handful of strokeplay medals. Many would suggest scoring in stableford is easier. The ref is very tongue in cheek but a bit degrading too IMO as I don't believe its easier personally. Lots of topics on here about it.
 

KenL

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I've always thought that stableford helped higher handicap golfers to win comps but it clearly makes zero difference for handicap.
 

Rlburnside

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I’ve always said to hid that I need to play at least twice a week to keep my game together, after getting 36 points for first game in 70 days that excuse has gone out the window 😂
 

srixon 1

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Lots of clubs in England play mainly stableford comps with only a handful of strokeplay medals. Many would suggest scoring in stableford is easier. The ref is very tongue in cheek but a bit degrading too IMO as I don't believe its easier personally. Lots of topics on here about it.
Even medal scores are converted to Stableford for handicap purposes using the current system. It just means that one shocking hole in a medal usually results in no chance of winning, whereas one bad hole in Stableford means you lose the score for only one hole.
 
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