As many as you want until the ball is in the hole as long as you don't hold up the play of the Golf course. No matter how bad you hit the ball always watch where it goes and you will not have a problem keeping up with the group in front of you. If you are playing Stableford, you can pick up when 2 over net par because your score is already down to zero. With a handicap of 24 this will be 4 over the real par for most holes. (3 over par for some, depending on Scratch Index) For handicap purposes, the same applies, so you might as well pick up after 4 over par. If it's a medal competition, keep going. Every stroke counts.
You would get 3 shots per hole.
A shot a hole on holes 1-18 on the stroke index or handicap holes, and then a further shot on 1-5 on the stroke index or handicap holes.
On the stroke holes 1-10, you will be given two extra shots. On the stroke holes 11-18, you will be given one extra shot. This adds up to 28 extra shots, which is your handicap. Please note that stroke hole 1 does not mean the first hole. Stroke hole 1 means the hardest hole on the course, and it should say on your scorecard what the stroke for each hole is. If you want your net score, take your gross score and subtract 28.
As many as it takes to get the ball in the hole. Shots over par will reduce your score though.
no sweatpar is the score or number of strokes it should take the average player to complete each hole. for ex. if a hole is par 3 and you take 3 shots to get it in the hole then you have finished that hole par. but if you take 4 shots you are one over par or if you take 2 shots you are one under par. par is NOT what the average player can do. Par is how many strokes a very skilled golfer should take for each hole.
The players tee off the first hole in order of lowest to highest handicap. From the second hole, the player with the lowest score on the previous hole has the honour and it continues like so.
Each putt counts as one stroke to your score for that hole, so it's not necessarily only the putts that count, your shots before them do also.
You get a shot on the holes as determined by the stroke index or handicap as set on the score card. So if your handicap is 9, you get one shot on each of the holes ranked 1-9 on the stroke index or handicap index. Using your handicap, you get a shot on the hardest holes 1 being the hardest and 18 being the easiest.
Simply you get two shots per hole, so a double bogey effectively becomes your par. Whatever your gross score is, you take away 36 and that is your nett score.
A. The maximum Handicap Index is 36.4 for men and 40.4 for women (18.2N and 20.2N for a nine-hole Handicap Index, respectively).
They give up strokes on the easiest holes, that is, the hole ranked the highest i.e 18, then 17, then 16 on the handicap or stroke index.
36 points is level your handicap. So you can simply add your handicap to par for the course, then if you have more than 36 points, take the amount you are over 36 points by and take this away from the total of par for the course plus your handicap. And if you have less than 36 points you add how many short you are to the total of par for the course and your handicap. However this will not work if you have had a hole where you were more than 2 shots over your allowance.