GUIDELINES FOR SCORE POSTING
Members are responsible for posting all of their scores (both at Hampton
Hall and outside courses) at the end of every acceptable round. Any
exception to this posting requirement is posted in the Golf Shop prior to the
event. Put your score card for all Hampton Hall Club rounds played in the
file near the computer in the posting room following posting. Scorecards for
rounds played at other courses may also be dropped in this file for review.
Equitable Stroke Control
USGA Position Paper on the Equitable Stroke Control (ESC)
Procedure – ESC sets a maximum number that a player can post on any
hole depending on the player’s Course Handicap.
Individual Handicap Maximum Score permitted on any hole
9 or less double bogey
10 through 19 7
20 through 29 8
30 through 39 9
40 or more 10
USGA Reference Guide: Adjusting Hole Scores
Incomplete holes or conceded strokes —
if a player picks up on a hole or is
conceded a stroke, record the most likely score that would have been made.
This most likely score is the number of strokes (including penalty strokes)
taken thus far, played under the “Rules of Golf”, plus the number of strokes
needed to complete the hole from that point more than half the time. An “x”
should precede the score on the scorecard for this hole score (e.g. x5).
Holes not Played — When a hole is not played, or not played under “The
Rules of Golf”, the score entered for handicap purposes is par (for this hole)
plus any handicap strokes the player is entitled to, based on their Course
Acceptable Scores for Handicap purposes — Post scores when at least 7
holes are played (7 to 12 holes are posted as a 9 hole score) while 13 or
more holes are posted as an 18 hole score.