Saturday, April 21, 2018

4-M Team Net Event Scoring

The ASGA tournament schedule for 2018 has introduced new 4-M team formats: 4-M Best 3 Total Net (Pick Partners) and 4-M Two Best Balls Net (Pick Partners).  These formats allow all participants of the foursome to contribute to the team score and are becoming popular with the members.

Scoring for the 4-M Best 3 Total Net event is done by recording the gross scores for each player and subtracting each player's course handicap from their total gross score as done for the Total Net (2-M) events.  The team score is the total of the three lowest net scores.

Scoring for the 4-M Two Best Ball Net event is accomplished as follows:
  • Teams Enter Gross Hole-By-Hole Scores For Each Player On The Scorecard
  • Gross Hole-By-Hole Scores Are Entered (By ASGA Volunteers) Into The ASGA Scoring Program
  • The Program Operates On Hole-By-Hole Gross Scores To:
    1. Define Player Handicap Strokes For Each Hole
    2. Calculate Hole-By-Hole Net Scores For Each Player
    3. Determine Two Lowest Scores For Each Hole
    4. Calculate Team Hole-By-Hole Net Score From Two Lowest Net Scores For Each Hole
    5. Calculate The Team Two Best Ball Net Scores By Adding The Team Hole_by-Hole Net Scores
    6. Include The Team Score In The Event Results
An example of the scoring is linked here:

In the example, the top line in bold is the hole handicaps for the course as listed on the scorecard (and loaded into the scoring program); the other lines list the player handicap and gross hole scores, their handicap strokes per hole, and their calculated net hole scores.  The highlighted scores are the two low scores for each hole and the Team 2 BB Net line is the calculated sum of the  highlighted scores for each hole, with the team score on the right the sum of the two best  ball net hole scores.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Website Posting Schedule

This is the first of postings that are intended to better explain the operation of the website and what members can expect and/or gain from it.

The goal of getting tournament information out on the website is to do so in a manner that meets the needs of most of the members while not requiring a full time web administrator.  This schedule is dependent somewhat on the receipt of the relevant information from the source (mainly the city golf course personnel).  Once received the source information has to be checked for accuracy and formatted for posting on the website.  There are additional requirements to provide information to course personnel for their use in setting up the events.

A  listing of the target deadline for posting key informational elements follows:
  • Tournament Results: 24 Hours After Receipt Of The Source Material
  • Tee Times:  Monday Before The Event
  • Handicap Updates: First Day Of The Month
  • Emergency Announcements: As Soon As Received
  • General Information Topics: As Needed
Another key item is delivery of the latest course handicaps to the course on the Monday preceding the Wednesday signup for the next week event.

These targets are generally met or beat but may sometimes be delayed for problems with the source material or in dire cases a need for personal time by the website volunteers.  Questions on the process or those needing immediate information on the listed topics can contact Paul Redden by email at

Friday, April 13, 2018

April 3 Results Revision

Flight #5 of the April 3 Individual Net event at Lions Municipal GC has been revised as shown in the graphic below.  The revision was necessary because of errors in the scores for Jim Millan and Larry Smith as reported by the course.

NOTE 1: Joe Noon won the scorecard tie-breaker for 5th place on hole #18.
NOTE 2: A revision was previously made to the results for the March 6 Individual Net event at  Lions Municipal GC.  Updated results are available on the ASGA Status website.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Format Changes

The following format changes have been made to the ASGA 2018 tournament schedule.
  • 4/24  Jimmy Clay     Best Ball Net(2m)    to   SS (2m)
  • 5/01    Lions             9SS/9BB(2m)           to   BB Net (2m)
  • 6/26    MW               BB Net(2m)              to  9SS/9BB(2m)
  • 7/17    Jimmy Clay   SS(2m)                     to   BB Net (2m)
  • 7/31    Lions             Total Net(2m)           to   SS (2m)
  • 8/14    Jimmy Clay   9SS/9BB(2m)          to  2/4 BB net (4m)
  • 8/28    Jimmy Clay   BB Net(2m)             to  SS (2m)
  • 9/25    Jimmy Clay   2/4 BB Net(4m)       to  9SS/9BB (2m)
  • 10/09  Lions             SS(2m)                    to  Total Net (2m)
Purpose of the changes is to better facilitate the handicap update schedule (the mix of event formats is essentially unchanged).

The online tournament schedule here now reflects the above changes

Monday, April 9, 2018

ABCD Tee Times

Tee times are posted and available on the schedule page link (and my apologies for the lateness: PR).

A note on the procedure for those who have a three-person team (following from the ASGA General Golf Information:

If a player on a 4-person team is absent:
  1. Player "A" absent - Player "B" takes two shots but not in succession 
  2. Player "B" absent - Player "C" takes two shots but not in succession 
  3. Player "C" absent - Player "D" takes two shots but not in succession 
  4. Player "D" absent - Player "C" takes two shots but not in succession
More information on the tee time listing:

The times are in flight order; #1, 7:04-7:36; #2, 7:44-8:24; #3, 8:32-9:04; #4, 9:12-9:44.  The teams are listed in ABCD order across the page left to right.