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'Bisque Par' Competitions

This event is an interesting variation of the individual Par competition, where players can allocate their full handicap to each hole however they want. You just need to allocate how much of your handicap you want to use on any particular hole, if any, before teeing off on the next hole.

It is necessary to mark on the card the number of handicap strokes allocated to each hole after playing the hole and before hitting off the next hole. The allocation of handicap strokes will obviously cease once the player's full handicap has been used. The game is played as an individual Par competition, and scored in the same fashion.

For example, players taking 7 strokes on a par 5 hole will have:

• a '+' (plus) if they allocated three of their handicap strokes against that hole;
• a '0' (half) if they take two strokes; or
• a '-'(minus) if they take only one or none of their handicap strokes.

At the end of a round, the pluses and minuses are totaled for each nine holes and for eighteen holes. An even number of pluses and minuses cancel each other out and the result is then even or '0' and referred to as "Square". The scorecard must show the player’s score (the number of strokes taken) for all holes Squared (halved) or plussed (won).

When scoring the card, note that the stroke score must always be shown for holes where the player has taken handicap shots. The score entry function on the computer will only require the result for each nine holes e.g. +2 on the front 9 and -1 on the back 9.

The player with the highest result (normally the most plusses) is the winner.

Sample Score card shown below.

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