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BANGKOK 17 July 2019 21:30
chingmai331

System 36 in Thailand.

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Currently playing the Northern Thailand golf festival, 6 or 7 courses around town. All are using the System 36 handicap method to determine 'winners', etc since many players have no established handicap and some may sandbag extensively (claim high HC but in fact single digit players; a form of cheating).

As i read the game is similar to Stableford but holes count all the same in difficulty and bogeys get one point, par or better 2 pts. No other considerations. Double bogeys = nothing.

But in the end the committee figures out Flight A, B and C.  How they do this is not clear and even after the scores are posted, very little is clear.  One might think simply add your points, subtract from 36 = your handicap.  Gross - handicap = net score.

As far as my score, the tally sheet was far different. Most data, except numbers, in Thai.  

Does anyone have good info on this handicap method as practiced in Thailand?

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19 minutes ago, chingmai331 said:

Does anyone have good info on this handicap method as practiced in Thailand?

No - actually never heard of it before but I rarely play in tournaments for the reason you allude to.

 

Does the format described here work out - 

https://www.liveabout.com/how-the-system-36-handicap-formula-works-1564275

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Well, appreciate your response but hardly any room for handicap cheating with System 36 method.  Everyone starts at zero and your play that day only determines your net score.

If the caddy keeps the score card, and honestly records, then no problems.  The thing is  even 4 eagles over 18 holes is no better than 4 pars. These tourneys are very low key and hardly cost more, given all the food, beer, prizes given, than an ordinary round of golf.

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