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Information About Posting Scores

Scores are posted through Indiana Golf. Click here for information about how to post your score online.

Post your own scores for ALL rounds other than League day each time you play, wherever you play. Scores are to be posted following the round no later than midnight of the day of play. (Reminder…League day scores will be posted for you.)

Every player is responsible for posting all acceptable scores. (The only scores not to be posted are listed in the Rules of Golf under “Unacceptable Scores.”) As long as you are playing a round in accordance with the Rules of Golf, the score must be posted. If it is a “practice” round, it should be declared as such prior to teeing off and should not be posted.

For handicap (posting) purposes, the maximum score a player can post on a hole is NET DOUBLE BOGEY. This replaces Equitable Stroke Control (ESC). A player will take a maximum score on a hole of NET DOUBLE BOGEY when her actual or “most likely” score exceeds net double bogey. When a player takes a net double bogey as a maximum score on a hole, the score to be posted is an “adjusted score.”


Par 4 with no strokes on a hole (Par 4 + 2 = 6 + 0 strokes) = 6 for maximum score
Par 4 with 1 stroke on a hole (Par 4 + 2 = 6 + 1 stroke) = 7 for maximum score
Par 4 with 2 strokes on a hole (Par 4 + 2 = 6 + 2 strokes} = 8 for maximum score

How do you know how many strokes you receive in order to know your maximum score on each hole?

• You will need to know your Handicap Index and your Course Handicap before playing. If you are playing at Plum Creek, both of these are easily accessible through the Indiana Golf app. After you open the app, click “Handicap” and then enter either your Indiana Golf # or Name (Last, First). Not only will you see your Handicap Index, but since Plum Creek is your home course, your Course Handicap will be shown for red, green and white tees. (As a reminder, your Course Handicap is the number of strokes you would need to play to par.) After you know your Course Handicap, you can determine your maximum score for each hole by either of these two ways:

1) For play at Plum Creek (Red Tees), use the “Maximum Score by Index Chart.” The maximum score you can take on each hole is calculated for you!

2) Dot your scorecard using your Course Handicap so you will know the maximum score you can take on each hole (Net Double Bogey). Since the difficulty of courses vary, your Course Handicap will vary as well from course to course. To determine your Course Handicap for any course, click here for the USGA Course Handicap Calculator. To use the Course Handicap Calculator, you will need to know your current index, the Course Rating and Slope, and Par. These are typically found on the score card and/or online at the course website.

  • For a tutorial on how to dot your scorecard, click here. Otherwise, a brief explanation of how to dot a scorecard follows: The “Women’s Handicap” row of the scorecard indicates the difficulty of each hole (with 1 being the most difficult), and therefore indicates where you receive strokes. If your Course Handicap is 16, you will get 1 stroke on each of the 16 most difficult holes (no strokes on the 2 easiest holes). If your Course Handicap is 25, you will get 1 dot on each hole (18) and an additional dot on the 7 most difficult holes. If your Course Handicap is 36, you will get 2 dots on each hole. (Maximum score per hole = double bogey + the number of strokes you receive on that hole)

What if you don’t want to calculate your strokes and maximum score on each hole? No problem! Just post your score hole-by-hole. No need to know your Handicap Index, your Course Handicap either! The system “knows” all of these things and will automatically adjust your score. Works for playing ANYWHERE!

Generally, you should post all non-League scores no matter where you play. Below are a few specific rules to follow in particular cases:

• If 14 or more holes are played, the player must post an 18-hole score. If 7 to 13 holes are played, the player must post a 9-hole score. In either case, scores for unplayed holes must be recorded as PAR plus any handicap strokes that the player is entitled to receive on the unplayed holes.

• If 7 holes are played, the player must post a 9-hole score. Post a score if you play two nines even if it's the same nine or if the nines are from different courses and/or days. The system will combine the nines into an 18-hole score.

• When you pick up on a hole, the player must record their “most likely” score or net double bogey, whichever is lower.

• You must play by the principles of the Rules of Golf in order to post your score. For instance, if you use a mulligan, you aren't playing a hole under the Rules of Golf, so treat it as a hole not played and record par plus any handicap strokes you would have received.

When Not to Post

• When fewer than seven holes are played;
• When made on a golf course in an area in which an inactive season established by the authorized golf association is in effect;
• When a majority of the holes are not played in accordance with the principles of the Rules of Golf;
• When the length of the course is less than 3,000 yards for 18 holes;
• When the score cannot be verified;
• When scores are made on a course with no USGA Course or Slope Rating

For more information about posting of scores, click here.  (Section II--Scores for Handicap Purposes, Rules 2-4).