The base Greenspan game … match play … two-man teams … best net score of team is team’s score for hole … match play penalties apply … a team does not necessarily need one of its players to complete a hole … handicaps off low man in foursome at 100% index … penalties apply as against player only, not team … Score is tallied in match play format: 3&2, 2&1, 4&3, etc.
Fourball Match (Tiebreaker)
Same as Fourball Match, except that the second ball breaks a tie on a hole. E.g., On a par 4, two Seattle players score nets 4 and 5, respectively. Two World players score nets 4 and 6, respectively. In Fourball Match, this would be a tie. In Fourball Match Tiebreaker, the Seattle Team would win the hole because the second ball 5 beats the second ball 6.
Note: To matter, the second ball must be a double bogey or worse. For example, assume in the above example that the net scores were 4 and 7 (Seattle) and 4 and 8 (World). In that case, the hole would be tied; the triple bogey 7 is no better than the quadruple bogey 8.
The second most common Greenspan game … match play but with medal scores … two-man teams … best net score of team is team’s score for hole … stroke play penalties apply … at least one player per team must complete each hole, regardless of how high their score may be … handicap: play off card at 90% index (click here for a discussion on when to apply the ninety- versus one hundred percent rule) … penalties apply as against player only, not team … Score is tallied in medal play format: 64-67, 70-72, etc.
Stableford (best ball)
Each player plays his own ball … 100% handicaps off the card … 4 points for net eagle, 3 points for net birdie, 2 points for net par, 1 point for net bogey, 0 points for a net double bogey or worse … team does not necessarily need a player to complete each hole … high score wins.
Same as Stableford best ball, except that both players’ scores count.
Each player plays his own ball … Net scores matter … high matched up against high, low against low … E.g., Seattle Team has net 3 and 4; World Team has net 4 and 5. The Seattle Team scores two point: the 3 beats the 4 and the 4 beats the 5 … handicaps off card at 100%.
Match play but with medal scores … two-man teams … each player hits a shot; for his next shot, he hits his partner’s ball … once each ball lies two, the team selects a ball on which to complete the hole … that ball is played in as the team’s score … team handicap is the players’ total (at 100%) divided by two … penalties apply against team … Score is tallied in match play format: 2&1, 3&2, etc.
Basic match play … 100% handicaps … play off low man … score is tallied in match play format: 2&1, 4&3, etc.