Mapperley Golf Club
Mapperley Golf Club
Mapperley Golf Club

6. How Ties are decided


When two or more competitors are tied, count-back is used to determine finishing positions.

In Medal, Gross Score (Scratch) and Maximum Score competitions where no Stroke Index allocation is used, a proportion of each player’s handicap is deducted from the gross score for the holes being considered, e.g. one-half for 9 holes, one-third for 6 holes, one-sixth for 3 holes, etc. 

In Par/Bogey, Stableford and Better-Ball competitions where Stroke Index allocation is used, handicap strokes are applied consistently with how they were applied for the competition. 

The competitions software (Club V1) is set up to process results as described above.


18 hole competitions

The winner in a tie is the player with the best score for the back 9 holes on the scorecard (irrespective of starting hole), then the last 6, last 3 and last 1. If a tie is not resolved on the back 9, the count-back continues on the last 6, 3, and 1 on the front 9.

9 hole competitions

The best score for the last 6 holes, then the last 3 and last 1 is used.

Partial Rounds

In competitions played over less than 18 holes and not processed with the competitions software, count-back is applied as follows:

17 holes               back 9-6-3-1,      then the last 6-3-1 on the front 8

16 holes               back 8-6-3-1,      then the last 6-3-1 on the front 8

15 holes               back 8-6-3-1,      then the last 6-3-1 on the front 7 

14 holes               back 7-5-3-1,      then the last 5-3-1 on the front 7 

13 holes               back 7-5-3-1,      then the last 5-3-1 on the front 6 

12 holes               back 6-4-2-1,      then the last 4-2-1 on the front 6 

11 holes               back 6-4-2-1,      then the last 4-2-1 on the front 5 

10 holes               back 5-4-2-1,      then the last 4-2-1 on the front 5