Better Ball Stableford. Golf GameBook Support. March 23, 2018. Better Ball is one of the most popular team games in golf. It is a 2-person Best Ball (also known as Four Ball), where each player plays his or her own ball throughout the round and on each hole the higher points count as the team score.
Better Ball Golf format in Stableford. In a better ball Stableford format, the very same as mentioned above would apply, only the better Stableford score would count, instead of the strokes. To understand better ball scoring in Stableford, we first need to make sure we understand handicap scoring as that is what butterball scoring is based on.
Best Ball Stableford. Golf GameBook Support. March 23, 2018. This is a 3- or 4-person team Best Ball, where each player plays his or her own ball throughout the round and on each hole 1 to 5 (depending on the group size) best points count as the team score.
What is a better ball Stableford? A better ball competition is played as a team of two players with another team of two making up the fourball. The team score for each hole is recorded as the better score of the two.
Winners of the Pairs Better Ball Stableford Beryl Richards and Linda Edmonson on the left of the picture with SCSLGA Captain, Jill Paul Playing conditions at Brean were ideal.
Better ball can be played as stroke play either by a group of four golfers pairing off into 2-vs.-2 sides for a friendly round of wagering, or for a tournament. In our example, Player A and Player B make up a team: On the first hole, A scores 6 and B scores 5. B's 5 is the team score on Hole 1. On the second hole, A scores 4 and B scores 6.
A round in stableford will see golfers competing against each other while trying to accumulate the most points during the round. Points are awarded for each hole and the number of points is directly related to the score posted – more points given to better scores – according to the table below (golf scoring terms):
Another way of putting it: 4BBB is usually just another name for a best ball (4-person teams) or better ball (2-person teams) format. In some parts of the golf world, it is common for 4BBB tournaments to use Stableford scoring.
Appeal. Better ball rounds are often organized for the qualification round of season-long fourball tournaments. Indeed, in order to organize the field of teams into brackets a qualifying round of better ball is often used, where the team posting the best result will be seeded at #1 and so forth.