# RTP Golf League : League Scoring

This page explains the scoring system used in all matches played in the Nortel golf league. A total of 49 match points and 8 'appearance' points are awarded for each match played. These points are awarded in different ways as follows:

36 Points for holes won during match

9 Points for low individual net score

2 Points for low team match score

2 Points for low team medal score

4 Points per player/sub for showing up

Handicap System

In order to understand how points are awarded, you need
to understand how handicaps are used. (Note: To understand how handicaps
are *calculated*, click the Handicap System link on the left hand menu.)

For each match, strokes may be awarded to one team or
the other based on the *team handicap*. Team
handicaps are determined by adding the individual handicaps of each team
member together. If one teams handicap is higher than the other teams, strokes
are awarded to the team with the higher handicap. The number of stokes is
determined by subtracting the the lower team handicap from the higher team
handicap. These are indicated on the nightly scorecards by an 'x'.

If a team is awarded strokes, they are applied, one stroke per hole, starting with the #1 handicap hole. If the number of handicap strokes exceeds 9, a second stroke is then awarded starting with the #1 handicap hole, etc.

**Example**: Player 1 on team 1 had a handicap
of 6, and player 2 has a handicap of 13. Team 1 has a team handicap of 19.

Player 1 on team 2 has a handicap of 13 and player 2 has a handicap of 18 for a team handicap of 31.

Team 2 is awarded a total of 12 strokes for the match (31 - 19). They will receive two strokes on the #1, #2, and #3 handicaps, and one stroke on all other holes.

Holes Won by Team - 36 Total Points Available

Four points are awarded for the best **team
net score** for each hole. If both teams have the same net score
for the hole, each team is awarded 2 points for that hole. Team net scores
are determined by adding the gross scores for both players of each team
to get a team gross score. If one of the teams is getting strokes on that
hole, their team gross score is then reduced by the number of strokes they
get on that hole to produce a team net score. This score is them compared
to the other teams team gross score to determine points awarded.

**Example:** The players in the previous
example are playing the #2 handicap hole. Player 1 on team 1 shoots a 4,
and player 2 shoots a 5, for a team gross score of 9. Player 1 on team 2
shoots a 5 and player 2 shoots a 6 for a team gross score of 11. Since this
is the #2 handicap hole, team 2 is getting 2 strokes on this hole So their
team net score is 9 (11 - 2). Team 2's net 9 is compared against Team
1's gross 9, with the result being a tie. Each team will then be awarded
2 points.

Individual Best Ball Score - 9 Total Points

One point is awarded on each hole to the team with the
individual player that has the best ** net** score for
the hole. The key here is that, although this is a point awarded to the team,
it is determined solely by looking at each players individual handicap and
score for a hole. Here is how it works:

- Each player's handicap is used to determine how many strokes they get as an individual. These strokes are then applied starting with the lowest handicap holes. These strokes are indicated on the nightly scorecard by an 'o'.
- For each hole, an
is determined for each player by subtracting any handicap strokes they are getting from the gross score they had on the hole*individual net score* - If any player on one team has a lower individual net score than both players on the other team, that players team is awarded the Individual Best Ball score for that hole. If a player on each team tie for the lowest net score, each team is awared 1/2 point.

**Example: **Here is how the point would
have been determined in the previous example:

- Team 1 - Player 1: This player had a handicap of 6, so he/she would get one stroke on the six lowest handicap holes. Since they played the #2 handicap hole, this player would receive 1 stroke. Player 1 shot a 4, so his individual net score would be a 3
- Team 1 - Player 2: This player has a handicap of 13, so he/she would receive two strokes on the #2 handicap hole. This player shot a 5, so his/her individual net score would also be a 3.
- Team 2 - Player 1: This player has a handicap of 13, so he/she would receive two strokes on the #2 handicap hole. This player shot a 5, so his/her individual net score would also be a 3.
- Team 2 - Player 2: This player has a handicap of 18, so he/she would receive two strokes on the #2 handicap hole. This player shot a 6, so his/her individual net score would also be a 4.
- Since the lowest individual net score for each team was a 3, each team is awarded 1/2 point.

Team Match and Medal Points - 4 Points

Two team match points are awarded to the team that won
the most holes for the round. If both teams won the same number of holes,
each team is awarded one point. **NOTE:** Only the four points awarded for team net score are used to determine holes won and lost. The individual best ball score is not used. For example, your team may be awarded three points on a hole while your opponents were awarded two. The only way this can happen if the two teams split the hole, but your team had the individual with the lowest net score for that hole and was thus awarded the extra point. So while the overall hole score would be 3-2, the team net score was 2-2 and the hole would be considered split.

Two team medal points are awarded to the team with the lowest combined net score.

Appearance Points - 4 Points per Player

Each player is awarded 4 points just for showing up
to play. These points are awarded to the team regardless of whether the player
is a regular member of that team or a substitute. **If a regular team member
does not show up to play a match, and did not arrange to have a substitute
play for him or her, they will forfeit these four points. **