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Golf's New Scoring Format: 'Maximum Score'

What's your take on the 'Maximum Score' competition format the R&A is encouraging.
A swathe of rule changes were announced overnight to come into effect from 2019, so we want your opinion on a 'new alternative form of stroke play' the R&A is encouraging golf clubs to adopt.

"The Rules recognise a new “Maximum Score” form of stroke play, where your score for a hole is capped at a maximum (such as double par or triple bogey) set by the Committee, so that you can pick up and move to the next hole when your score will be at or above the maximum," the R&A said.

If implemented at golf clubs throughout Australia, Maximum Score would provide a more forgiving format for use in monthly or seasonal medal competitions.

Question: If your golf club introduced 'Maximum Score' as a format, what would you like the scoring limit per hole to be?
  • Double Bogey
  • Triple Bogey
  • Quadruple Bogey
  • Quintuple Bogey (5 over)
  • 6 over or more

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