The traditional NGF Tournament will be staged over 3 days in 2019. Players can still choose their own itinerary as always out of a possible 15 individual golf days for this competition. Players of all skill levels and handicaps are welcome. We level the playing field through our unique scoring system.


To be eligible for the overall competition prizes, golfers must:

  1. play all four rounds of golf
  2. must have an official handicap

There are 4 divisions:

  • Men Division 1; handicap category 0-9
  • Men Division 2; handicap category 10-15
  • Men Division 3; handicap category 16+
  • Ladies Division 1; handicap category 0+

The gross score of the player is used, less his/her handicap (net score). Gross score per hole is calculated when a player can no longer score stableford points.

Average net score of the field is determined. This average net score = 1,000points.

Each players net score is then compared to the field’s average and expressed as a factor x 1,000 point to give each player his/her points for that round of golf.

Example: Player A scores 86, less handicap of 12 = net score of 72. If the average net score for the field is 74 then player A gets 1,028 points (74/72 x 1,000) Player B scores 94 with a handicap of 18, his net score is 76. Player B then scores 974 points (74/76 x 1,000).

Daily Competition

One person per 4-ball to complete scorecard and all 4 players to sign scorecard..

Daily competition format – Individual Stableford.

Players without an official handicap will default to the following:

  • Men 18
  • Women 24

Daily Prizes

  • Prizes: 1st to 3rd prize based on stableford points
  • 5 x lucky draws


Handicaps will be adjusted after the 2nd arounds as follows:

If a player’s net calculation is 2 or lower than his/her handicap will be adjusted by 1 for every 2 shots lower. Example. Starting handicap is 16. Gross score for the day is 84 and course rating is 70.

Net calculation is therefore 14. Handicap will then be reduced by 1 to a 15 for the second round. The opposite also applies; a player’s handicap can be adjusted up after the 2nd or 3rd round, but not above his/her starting handicap.

A player’s official handicap will be used to determine the Division Leader for the overall leader board.

All rules are enforced by an independent referee appointed by the Southern Cape Golf Union.


Daily results will be available at midnight each day on this website under ‘Results’.