Guidance on Running a Competition


Depending on the nature of the competition, the Committee may wish to provide a scoreboard giving round scores in stroke play or round by round winners in match play. If at all possible, the scoreboard should be located near the 18th green, but not in a place where it will come directly into play or where it will distract players before they enter the recorder’s office.

In top class amateur and professional events there may be on-course leaderboards with hole-by-hole scoring. If this is the case, players should be made aware if either they or their caddies will be asked to provide information on their scores to scoreboard personnel.