Stableford is a points system. On each hole players gain points based on their NET par score on the hole. The points assigned are as follows:
Net Albatross: 5-Points
Net Eagle: 4-Points
Net Birdie: 3-Points
Net Par: 2-Points
Net Bogey: 1-Point
Net Double: 0-Points
Both players on a team tee off. Each hits the other's ball for their second shot. The pair then chooses the best ball after the two shots. From that point on it is alternate shot.
3) Las Vegas
Each team of two adds their net scores together, so if they both had fours the score is 44. If the scores were different then the scoring depends on how you fared to par. If one of you got a par or better you would take the lower score first. For example, a 4 and 6 on a par 5 scores 46. If you are both above par, say on a par three, then you take the higher score first giving 64. The lowest total over the nine holes wins.
4) 2 Person Greensome
This format is a combination of 2-person scramble and alternate shot. On the first tee, both players hit a tee shot. The best shot is chosen and the other player will hit the 2nd shot. The team will continue to hit alternate shots until holed out.
5) Ace In The Hole
At the end of the first hole, the team decides which member’s score counts on that hole. At the end of the second hole, the score from one of the three remaining members is used. At the end of the third hole, the score from one of the two remaining members is used and on the fourth hole, the last member is the “Ace In The Hole” and his score is used. Repeat, not necessarily using the players’ scores in the same sequence.
6) 3 Game Night
Three formats will be played during the 9-hole round.
The first three holes will be regular stroke play. Holes 4-6 will be 2-person Greensome. Holes 7-9 will be 2-person scramble.
Keep your own score. For holes 4-9, you and your partner will record the same scores, but you will both need to record it individually.
Pick up the ball after double par.
7) Texas Scramble
Played in groups of three or four. All drive and then select the best shot and mark it. Everyone then hits the next shot from this point. Repeat procedure with each shot until you hole out. This event is played off a calculated handicap.
8) 3 Club Game
Same as 2-person scramble but each player allowed only 3 clubs. Played with a partner. Both hit tee shot then select the best shot and mark it. Both then hit the next shot from this point. Repeat procedure with each shot until you hole out. This event is played off a calculated handicap.
9) 2-Person Scramble
Played with a partner. Both drive and then select the best shot and mark it. Both then hit the next shot from this point. Repeat procedure with each shot until you hole out. This event is played off a calculated handicap.
10) Red Tees
Individual play. All tee shots are played from the forward (Red) tees.
Each player is given a set number of strokes to play their round of golf. The number of strokes is your current handicap plus the course rating. So if you were a 15 handicap you would get 84 strokes to play your round of golf (15 Handicap + 69 Course Rating). Once you have used up all of your strokes your round is over and the player places a tombstone (cross) with their name on it where their final shot has come to rest. If you still have strokes left after playing 18 holes then you would go back to hole number 1 and start again until all of your strokes have been used up. The player that places their tombstone the furthest away from the starting hole wins the tournament.