This month we touch on what score you should enter if you blow out or do not complete a hole, and show you how to earn Discovery Vitality points each time you play.
Entering maximum scores
The handicap system uses an Adjusted Gross score when calculating the Differential (Adjusted Gross - Standard Rating of the Tee) for each round played. An Adjusted Gross is obtained by applying the maximum score rule (below) to the score achieved on each hole or for unfinished holes where the score was likely to be higher than the maximum allowed.
The maximum score on a hole for handicap purposes is two over par, except where a player has two handicap strokes on a hole, in which case the maximum score allowed is three over par for that hole.
In other words, a 20-handicapper will submit a score of 3 over par if he were to "ring out" on stroke 1 or stroke 2, but would only submit scores of 2 over par for any other hole he blows out on.
If you do not finish a hole, you are required to enter the most likely score you would have achieved from the position you are in when picking up your ball.
According to the SAGA Handicap Manual: A most likely score is the score a player would most likely have achieved if he started the hole but did not complete the hole or if a player is conceded a stroke. This should be calculated as the number of strokes already taken plus the number of strokes the player was most likely to have achieved more than 50% of the time.
Please see our FAQ section for more info on these matters.
Earn Vitality points each time you play golf
Activate your Discovery Vitality points profile on the HNA website and you can earn 100 Vitality points each time you play golf (Ts & Cs apply).
To activate your points profile:
1. Login via the Golfer Login page
2. Click on the "My Account" button on the top right of the Dashboard page.
3. Click on the "Activate" button in the Discovery Vitality block.
4. Fill in the required detail and press "submit". Please allow Discovery some time to process your request.
5. Enter your score after your round to earn Vitality points.
Quote of the Month
"It is considered good sportsmanship not to pick up lost balls while they are
still rolling." ~ Mark Twain