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A few  Rules reminders for the Weekenders:

POSTING SCORES:    It is the LEAGUE MEMBERS responsibility to POST any 
NON-Weekenders rounds played during the NJSGA  SEASON (April 1- November 15)
FAILURE TO DO SO  then the player will be removed from the GHIN system and
can still compete in the league but will do so as a SCRATCH golfer.   

Rule 10-b Weekenders Rules and Regulations

All Balls should be marked or risk DQ. (provisional should be marked differently)

Tee shots- hit a wayward shot that may be lost hit a provisional,
if you hit the provisional away again, take line of flight and  hit 5 from that point.

Trees are not lateral hazards unless noted with red stakes. 
If you don't play a provisional
YOU CANNOT go back to the tee or your previous spot.
you drop where your opponents believe it was lost (LINE OF FLIGHT)
and take a  2 stroke penalty (1 in now hitting 4)

White Stakes OB-    drop from where you played the last shot  hit again with a 1 stroke penalty.

Red/ Yellow Stakes - Lateral or water hazards-
Take the Line where ball crossed the hazard  2 club lengths and hit again, (1 stroke penalty): 
you can go into hazard to play the shot but you CAN NOT GROUND your club or
incur a 1 stroke penalty.

Unplayable Liesfor each 2 club lengths = 1 stroke penalty 
so if you hit it deep in the woods it may not be an option 
so hit a provisional, and play as a lost ball (1 stroke penalty) 

Lost Ball-   played like white stakes, 
YOU MUST GO BACK to the previous spot to re-hit incurring 1 stroke penalty, 
OPTION to speed up play - 
you may choose not to go back to the previous spot PENALTY is 2 strokes.
So when in doubt always hit a provisional, you are allowed by the USGA to hit the provisional ball
until you PASS the spot where the possible LOST BALL is located. 

Scores To Post    ANd how TO DO IT.

  • If 13 or more holes are played, the player shall post an 18-hole score. If 7 to 12 holes are played, the player shall post a nine-hole score.

  • Scores from all courses with USGA Course and Slope Ratings made during their active seasons, both at home and away, shall be posted by the player along with the appropriate USGA Course Ratings and USGA Slope Ratings.

  • Scores in both match play and stroke play shall be posted for handicap purposes. This includes scores made in match play, multi-ball or team competitions in which players have not completed one or more holes or in which players are requested to pick up when out of contention on a hole. (See Section 4, USGA Handicap System 2002-2005)

  • Scores must be made in accordance with the principles of the Rules of Golf.

  • Disqualification - A player who is disqualified from a competition, but has an acceptable score, shall record his adjusted gross score for handicap purposes. For example, a player who is disqualified from a competition for failure to sign his scorecard has an acceptable score for handicap purposes. 

Unacceptable Scores

  • When fewer than seven holes are played.

  • When made on a golf course in an area in which an inactive season established by the authorized golf association is in effect.

  • When a majority of the holes are not played in accordance with the principles of the Rules of Golf.

  • When the length of the course is less than 3,000 yards for 18 holes.

  • When, as a condition of the competition, the maximum number of clubs allowed is less than 14, or types of clubs are limited as, for example, in a competition that allows only iron clubs.

  • When scores are made on a course with no USGA Course or Slope Rating.

  • When a player carries or uses non-conforming clubs or uses non-conforming balls.

  • When artificial devices (as defined under Rule 14-3) are used during the execution of a stroke


 Posting Scores 
All hole-by-hole scores must be adjusted using Equitable Stroke Control. (Use the chart below to adjust your hole-by-hole scores.)



Course Handicap

Maximum Number
On Any Hole

9 or less

Double Bogey

10 through 19


20 through 29


30 through 39


40 or more



Holes Not Played or Not Played Under the Rules of Golf – Post par plus handicap strokes (see section 4-2, USGA Handicap System 2002-2005)

Unfinished Holes and Conceded Strokes Most likely score (see section 4-1, USGA Handicap System 2002-2005)

 Where to Post Scores 

  • Post Where You Play! – This is the preferred method for score posting.

Most Clubs have a computer for posting scores available in the locker rooms or pro shop.

  • If your club’s handicap committee allows the posting of scores over the Internet, you can post your adjusted scores at