Introduction of MiScore
Posted on: 6 May
We are delighted to advise that the Club has activated access to the MiScore digital scoring app through to 30 September 2020, when it’s effectiveness will be reassessed by the Board.
The app comes highly recommended throughout the industry and is particularly relevant during the COVID-19 crisis. It is designed to mitigate contact between players, card-scanning terminals, and the handling and exchange of scorecards. Physical scorecards will still be available at the club for those who do not have access to a ‘Smart Phone’ and for social play.
The MiScore App is available for download, and will allow members to enter the hole by hole scores during their round rather than using a traditional scorecard.
This scoring app has recently been approved by the R&A and Golf Australia as a method of scoring.
New scoring rule amendment from Golf Australia
Scoring in Stroke Play, Stableford, and Par
In view of concerns about handling and exchanging scorecards, on a temporary basis, Committees MAY CHOOSE to allow methods of scoring in stroke play, Stableford, and Par that do not strictly comply with Rule 3.3b, or do not comply with the normal methods used under Rule 3.3b. For example:
- Players may enter their own hole scores on the scorecard (it is not necessary for a marker to do it).
- It is not necessary to have a marker physically certify the player’s hole scores, but some form of verbal certification should take place.
- It is not necessary to physically return a scorecard to the Committee provided the Committee can accept the scores in another way.
At the completion of a round, members are advised that for their own safety, they sign in the ‘marker’ section and place their playing partner’s initials in the ‘player’ section themselves.
DO NOT SIGN ANOTHER PLAYER’S DEVICE.
In addition to the health implications, MiScore features additional benefits including:
- Distance to the middle of the green information via GPS
- Pace of play round timer