Guidelines for Playing 4BBB Stableford
Four Ball Best Ball Stableford
The Stableford system is used for this competition. However, in 4BBB Stableford two players play as partners although the hole is played individually by each of them, using their full handicaps.
At the conclusion of the hole, the player recording the highest number of stableford points has their score entered on the card. If both partners score equally on the hole, the score of the player who first completed the hole is to be recorded. There is no need to record both scores since only the best score is required, as the competition name infers.
The winner is determined by adding the scores for each nine holes and totalling for eighteen holes. The team with the most points is the winner.
To speed up the game, it is customary practice for players to pick up their ball once it is impossible for them to exceed their partner's stableford score.
4BBB Stableford can be played as a mixed, members or ladies event. Ladies use their own tees and scorecard conditions. Occasionally, clubs run individual Stableford events in conjunction with a 4BBB. The club may require individual results to be recorded on the Four Ball card, or ask for separate cards for the individual event.
When marking the scorecard, the number of strokes taken must always be shown for holes where points are scored. Thus, the card records both strokes and points.