Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ask Linda# 299-Scores written as words

Hi Linda……Just to be difficult, a marker scored a player’s card by writing the word of the stroke number on his card, e.g., “five” instead of 5.   The card was accepted as OK…..Is there a rule regarding this?
Thanking you……. Lou Lou

PS: What if the scores were recorded in a foreign language?

Dear Lou Lou,

While there is no specific rule requiring scores to be recorded as Arabic numerals, using words is bound to create a headache for the Committee member responsible for totaling the scores. I’m detecting a bit of unsportsmanlike conduct here, and I don’t like it. If I were the Committee member, I would take the marker aside, politely (but sternly) ask him to record the numerals under the words, and caution him against such shenanigans in the future.

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