If a player, on any hole, does not roll his/her ball into the hole and does not correct this mistake before kicking from the next teeing ground, he/she shall be excluded from the following competition.
A Stroke Play competition is one in which player finish every section of a prescribed round or rounds and the gross value of each hole on the scorecard is calculated. In this competition, all players are competing against each other.
- The winner is the player with the lowest number of kicks after the conclusion of the round.
In a handicap competition, the winner is the player who obtains the net lowest number of kicks after handicaps are calculated.
- Stroke Play penalties – a penalty for breaking a rule during a stroke play competition is two kicks, except in otherwise indicated cases.
- A Match Play competition is one in which combined parties of players compete against each other.
- The winner is the party with the lowest number of kicks after the conclusion of each hole.
- The following expressions are used during Match Play:
- Holes Up: the party with the hole advantage
- All Square: both parties with equal kicks
- A hole is halved if all parties get the ball into the hole in the same number of kicks.
- The overall winner of Match Play is the team that is leading with a higher number of “won holes” if the number of “won holes” is higher than the number of remaining holes left to play in the game.