Can I enter score cards from any golf course?

Yes, you may enter cards from any course in New Zealand, however we encourage you to take advantage of the special rates from clubs that are on Golf4All.

Can I submit my score card into a machine on a New Zealand golf course?

No, our system is completely separate from the NZG handicap. You have to sign-in and enter in your own scores here.

Can my Golf4All be used instead of a New Zealand Golf Handicap?

No, the New Zealand Golf handicap is the official handicapping system in New Zealand, the golf4all is for golfers who don’t have a handicap or for players who want to take advantage of the various deals that we have secured.

How do you choose the top 10 competitors on the leaderboard?

Your latest 3 stableford scores in the previous 12 months make up your score for the Top 10 Competitors on the Leaderboard.

My handicap seems to be based on only one round. Is this correct? Shouldn’t it be calculated over a number of rounds?

As per New Zealand and International rules, the handicap index is calculated using the average of the best 10 differentials of the player’s past 20. However, if a golfer has less than 20 rounds posted, the index is calculated according to the following schedule:

  • 5 or 6 rounds = lowest 1
  • 7 or 8 rounds = lowest 2
  • 9 or 10 rounds = lowest 3
  • 11 or 12 rounds = lowest 4
  • 13 or 14 rounds = lowest 5
  • 15 or 16 rounds = lowest 6
  • 17 rounds = lowest 7
  • 18 rounds = lowest 8
  • 19 rounds = lowest 9 

What is Equitable Stroke Control?

ESC is the downward adjustment of individual scores for handicapping purposes in order to make handicaps more representative of a player’s potential scoring ability. ESC sets a maximum number that a player can post on any hole depending on the player’s Course Handicap.

What is the Slope System?

The slope handicapping system, which came into effect into effect in September 2000, is administered by NZG.

How is a nine hole round calculated?

Nine hole rounds may not immediately have any impact on your handicap. However, if there is another nine hole round in the system for you, the two will be paired together as if they comprised the two halves of an 18 hole round, which will then be figured into your handicap.

What’s the story with golf4all Advanced Statistics?

If you’re the analytical type we have the option to record additional statistics with your round such as; club used from tee, whether you hit the fairway, greens in regulation and number of putts. These additional statistics are an excellent way to see where and when your game needs work.

What is GIR?

GIR stands for Greens In Regulation. A green is considered hit in regulation if any part of the ball is touching the putting surface and the number of strokes taken is two or less than par. For example, if you hit the green with your tee shot on a Par 3 it’s considered a GIR.

How do I count number of putts?

Putts from the fringe do not count. If you holed it in from the fringe, you had 0 putts for the hole. Congratulations.