HANDICAP ALLOCATION IN DOUBLES
The player with the lowest handicap on Side A is paired with the highest handicap player on Side B and the remaining players are also paired.
The difference between the handicaps of the paired players is calculated
and then the difference is halved.
Where this calculation leaves a fraction 0.5 this is rounded to the nearest whole number.
But if there is a fraction for both players only one can round up and the pair make the choice as to who rounds up.
Team A one player 2 handicap other player 7 handicap
Team B one player 4 handicap other player 12 handicap
Team A player with 2 hcp is paired with Team B player with 12 hcp
Difference is 10 . Halved = 5 So Team B player receives 5 extra shots
Other team A player with 7 hcp against Team B 4 hcp
Difference is 3 Halved = 1.5 so this is rounded up to 2 extra shots
Taking extra Turns
Extra turns can be taken at any stage of a game following a player's turn.
If a player is thinking of taking an extra turn they should warn the opposing side. They may change their mind but if they indicate they are not taking an extra turn they may not change that decision.
Extra turns cannot be used for scoring the hoop. If when taking an extra turn the ball passes through the hoop the ball should remain where it is and the hoop does not count.