Two-Person Best Ball (Stroke Play)
- Each player plays their own ball.
- The team score is the lowest net score on the hole between the two teammates.
- Current USGA handicaps are required.
- Handicaps are updated at the 1st and 15th of every month.
- Els for Autism will ask each player for their handicap during the registration process and via email blasts specific to the tournament the player is participating in.
- A player may make a change to their handicap on the day of the event but must notify an Els for Autism staff member during the registration time. Those changes will be given to the club professional.
- If you do not register a handicap or your handicap cannot be verified, you will play as a scratch golfer on event day.
18 Birdies Tournament Scoring
18Birdies will be your tournament scorecard!
The days leading up to the tournament each participant must complete the following to be able to keep score:
• Download the free 18Birdies app from iTunes or Google Play
• Create an account
• In the app, select the Play tab at the bottom of your screen
• Select Tournament
• Enter your code and select Accept
Percentage of Course Handicap Used (Adhering to USGA Rules)
In the event of a tie, the golf professional will match the scores of the team’s best ball to determine the winner on the basis of the best score for the last nine holes. If the tying players have the same score for the last nine, the professional will determine the winner on the basis of the last six holes, last three holes and finally the 18th hole. If this method is used in a competition with a multiple tee start (1 & 10 or a shotgun), it is recommended that the “last nine holes, last six holes, etc.,” is considered to be holes 10-18, 13-18, etc. in accordance with the USGA back nine guidelines.