What Is a Typical Scoring System for a Stableford Golf Game?


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The typical scoring system for a Stabelford golf game is 8 points for a double eagle, 5 points for an eagle, 2 points for a birdie, 0 points for a par, -1 points for a bogey and -2 points for a double bogey. The points system varies in other countries.

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The Stabelford system can be used in small groups or in tournament play with many players. Players can play just for total points, or a monetary value can be place on each point, such as 5 cents, 10 cents or $10 per point earned. Since most golfers do not make a lot of eagles or double eagles, using the golfer's handicap for each hole helps to balance the skill levels of the players.

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