Two day.Is this a one day or two day event? If it's one day then I'd go balls to the walls but if it's two days I think I'd be more conservative the first day and try and go middle of the greens with my approach shot and not chase flags and then on day two adjust depending on the standings. Is there a side game skins happening as well? If so then I go full balls to the walls both days and chase the skins while not worrying about the scorecard as it will work itself out. Super jealous, our bay area winter has been wet and golf has been sporadic so I'm seriously jonesing for a normal round.Playing in a Stableford scoring tournament this weekend. I've played in it once or twice before, but I'm still trying to decide the best strategy. I believe the play is to be overly aggressive (one year I cashed despite poor play because I made two eagles the final round) but I'm open to input.
Below is the scoring. The way it works with handicap is that you start with a net score of 36, then subtract your handicap. For me, this will likely be 6 so my target score is 30 the the goal of obviously going over that (in other words, a + score is actually good in this format).
- 0 Points – Double Bogey or Worse (Two strokes or more over par)
- 1 Point – Bogey (One stroke over par)
- 2 Points – Par.
- 3 Points – Birdie (One stroke under par)
- 4 Points – Eagle (Two strokes under par)
- 5 Points – Albatross/Double Eagle (Three strokes under par)
Likely a skins game, too, but the majority of money and bragging rights (there's a jacket ala the masters). Good chance I'll have a couple of side bets going for like $50 apiece with some buddies also playing. That said, I care more about cashing/winning in the overall tournament.
We got three feet of snow on the ground where I live myself - which makes it challenging to stay sharp this time of year - but the benefit of living in AZ is great weather is always just a couple hours away.