Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ask Linda #763-Different par on same hole

Linda, we have an unusual situation at our course. One of the holes on the course is a par 5 for men and a par 4 for women. This is due to the placement of the women's tees – the hole is dramatically shorter for women. Our problem is, when we are playing a match play event and the woman scores a par and the man scores a par, who wins the hole? Assuming no strokes.
Lou from Massachusetts

Dear Lou,

That is a somewhat unusual situation. I have encountered holes where the par is higher for the women than the men, but not the reverse.

Match play is decided by the score on each hole. If the man scores 5, and the woman scores 4, the woman wins the hole.

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