What's up with the scorecard playoff?
Posted 21 July 2006 - 08:35 AM
Posted 21 July 2006 - 04:36 PM
Number one, it is usually too difficult to organise a playoff in club competitions because there are morning and afternoon fields playing in the same competitions.
Number two, the person with the better back nine wins befcause it is assumed that if it were to go to a sudden-death playoff, the person with the better back nine would be playing better because he/she would conitnue the form at the end of regulation play.
Posted 21 July 2006 - 04:40 PM
Posted 21 July 2006 - 11:59 PM
I made double bogie on the 11th hole (tee shot OB) and played even par the rest of the way in but the other guy made a bogie on 11 and a birdie on 13 to shoot even on the back.
We both shot the same score, I'm just trying to figure out how they figure his 76 was better than my 76???
I would have preferred they flip a coin....at least then I'd have a fair chance.
I don't see what's so hard about a sudden death playoff. You tell em which tee to show up on and go for it. Then nobody can say it wasn't fair.
Oh well....I'm the first alternate....maybe I'll still get a spot in the Championship.
Posted 22 July 2006 - 03:18 AM
Posted 22 July 2006 - 05:10 AM
Arbitrary, but fair in a strange sort of way.
Posted 26 July 2006 - 01:09 AM
At least that way if you're beat, you know you got beat because the other player scored lower on a harder hole than you did---a little less painful than the other ways.
That is always the way I have heard of it being done.....
Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:51 PM
Posted 27 July 2006 - 06:48 AM
Posted 27 July 2006 - 11:04 AM
I just know from experience that when I lose a countback I feel cheated but if I lose in a playoff (which I've done) I feel as if the decision was justified....I was outplayed and the other guy deserved the medal.
In a countback you feel as if it has less to do with skill and more to do with chance.
If we both shoot 1 over and he makes his bogie on the 9th hole and I make my bogie on the 10th hole he wins....????? I'm just having a hard time understanding how his bogie was "better" than mine.
Oh well...I guess it'll never change so I might as well get over it. Thanks for letting me &itch about it.
Posted 28 July 2006 - 04:24 PM
This is why I no longer play in mixed gender tournaments that do not share the same tee grounds.
Posted 29 July 2006 - 01:05 PM
Scorecard playoffs should be banished...a tie is a tie....they should go out and play for the outcome. That's the only way to be fair.
Somebody please explain this to me because I lost a qualifying spot in a tournament because the guy shot 40 / 36 and I shot 38 / 38.....
The USGA recommended way of breaking ties by scorecard is to take the last 9 hole score, if those are the same you take the last 6 hole score, if those are the same last 3 holes, if those are the same the last hole, and if a winner is still undetermined, the tournament committee decides how to break the tie (but it had to determined before the tournament, and should have been stated on the rule sheet)
Posted 30 July 2006 - 04:25 AM
That is how they do it in a lot of the tournaments I am in. I've gotten kicked out of many top 5's that way...I've brought in the 3rd best score, and taken a playoff hole to the 11th handicap with several other guys,and ended up in 6th place!
Posted 29 August 2006 - 01:15 AM
Also, at the begining of any tournament they should inform the players of what type of tie-breaker method they will be using so that everyone will know what to expect.
Edited by Tyler_fitzgerald, 29 August 2006 - 01:25 AM.