Double Par Rule (Yellow Book Page 21, Item 3)


Double Par Rule (Yellow Book Page 21, Item 3)

There are few exceptions to the double par rule such as the low putts game and club tournaments. The double-par rule was implemented in 2019 to speed the pace of play. Example:  If a player reaches 8 strokes on a par 4, they should pick up their ball and take an 8 for a gross score, less the strokes allowed for that hole to arrive at the net score. The strokes you may deduct are indicated on the scorecard for each hole (*) and are determined by the difficulty of the hole. If the hole is the #1 handicap (the hardest hole) you will get more strokes than you will for the #9 handicap (the easiest hole).