Modified Stableford

Type Stroke
Alias None
Format Tournament
Number of players 2,3,4+
Team or Individual play Individual
  • Modified Stableford is played in exactly the same way as a regular Stableford match. The only difference is in the scoring rules. Instead of adding the number of strokes, the players add up points and high total wins.
  • The distribution of points in Modified Stableford is as follows:
  • A double bogey or worse results in -3 points.
  • A bogey results in -1 points.
  • Making a par gets 0 points.
  • Players earn 2 points for a birdie.
  • 5 points are awarded for eagles.
  • An albatross is worth 8 points.
  • For example, suppose Player A makes a birdie, par, and birdie on the first three holes. That makes 2 points, 0 points, and 2 points for a total of 4 points after three holes. On hole 4, Player A scores an eagle worth 5 points, making their total score 9 points. Now, on the fifth hole, Player A makes a bogey which reduces their score to 8 points.
  • In Modified Stableford, players are essentially just playing stroke play. However, instead of writing down the number of strokes taken on each hole, players note down the number of points earned, i.e., if Player A makes a birdie on a par-5, they don’t write the number of strokes; they simply write “2”, which is the point value of the birdie.