How do I deal with or post incomplete rounds?

If you only post 5 scores, for instance, then the problem is what is the golfer's total gross and adjusted gross for the round?

Three ways you can handle this situation...

Method 1:

According to USGA rules at least seven holes must be played in order to post a score. If at least 7 holes are played, the remaining unplayed holes, for handicap purposes, shall be recorded as par plus any handicap strokes that the player is entitled to receive on the unplayed holes

Example:
A player with a Course Handicap of 15 stops playing after 7 holes because of darkness. Hole 8 is a par 5 and is the number two stroke hole. The player would receive two handicap strokes on this hole. He will record 5 (par) plus 2 (handicap strokes to which he is entitled) for a 7 on hole 8. Hole 9 is a par 3 and is the number 18 stroke hole. The player will record 3 (par) plus 1 (handicap stroke to which he is entitled) for a 4 on hole 9.

Method 2:


Do not enter the scorecard for any golfer that has an incomplete round...just type in the points you determine he/she should receive.  To
manually assign any points to a golfer, simply double click the player to see the "Player Information" form.  Type the points in the "Points" box.  Since no Adjusted gross score is posted the incomplete round has no effect on the golfer's handicap.

Method 3:

If you wish to post a golfer's incomplete score (with invalid totals)...to make sure this score does not affect their handicap...After you have posted the score cards...double-click each golfer to see his/her player form.  Type in "0" for their "Adj Score".  Handicaps are based on a golfer's "Adjusted gross score," and if a zero is enterd, it is as though they never played for their handicap.

From USGA.org:

(i) When fewer than 13 holes are played, except when nine-hole scores are combined; (In a nine-hole round at least seven holes must be played in order to post a score);

b. Posting a Score if 13 or More Holes Are Played


If at least 13 holes are played, the remaining unplayed holes, for handicap purposes, shall be recorded as par plus any handicap strokes that the player is entitled to receive on the unplayed holes.

Example:
A player with a Course Handicap of 30 stops playing after 15 holes because of darkness. Hole 16 is a par 5 and is the number two stroke hole. The player would receive two handicap strokes on this hole. He will record 5 (par) plus 2 (handicap strokes to which he is entitled) for a 7 on hole 16. Hole 17 is a par 3 and is the number 18 stroke hole. The player will record 3 (par) plus 1 (handicap stroke to which he is entitled) for a 4 on hole 17. Hole 18 is a par 4 and is the number 12 stroke hole. The player will record 4 (par) plus 2 (handicap strokes to which he is entitled) for a 6 on hole 18.