I was reading the TGP guide and needed clarification. The TGP says the following:
POINTS BASED COURSE
- Scoring must be based strictly on the number of balls played.
- No penalty strokes may be added for anything other than not reaching the target score.
- Should a player not reach the target score in the number of balls allowed the organizer has 2 options
- Option 1 –> Add a 1 stroke penalty to the number of balls played. For example, if the game is set up for 3 ball play, failing to reach the target score would result in a score of 4. If a game is set up for 5 ball play, failing to reach the target score would result in a score of 6.
- Option 2 –> Organizers can incorporate the IFPA Pin-Masters scoring system, where a player will be awarded a stroke value based on how close they are to the target score. Details of the IFPA Pin-Masters scoring system can be found HERE under Section III.
- No more than 10 strokes can be recorded for any game played.
- A course must be made up at at least 3 holes to be eligible for the IFPA Tour. This includes the qualifying round, and any potential playoff rounds utilizing Pin-Golf scoring (each round must be a minimum of 3 holes).
I plan to run a Pingolf event with all games set to 3 ball, but use the 10 stroke rules for all players that do not reach the target score in 3 balls. Will that cause an issue? It seems that the 10 stroke rules only mention games set to 5 ball.