HowzatGolf is contested by two or more teams representing their respective clubs or organisations wearing team colours playing head to head golf using a modified Stableford scoring system.

Each player plays 18 holes alongside their teammates and their opposing players. Their nett score on each hole equates to runs scored as follows:

Bogey = 1 run to the individual batsman and to the innings total

Par = 4 runs to the individual batsman and to the innings total

Birdie = 6 runs to the individual batsman and to the innings total

Eagle = 12 runs to the individual batsman and

to the innings total

Albatross = 24 runs to the individual batsman and to the innings total

Hole in One = 36 runs to the individual batsman and to the innings total

In addition to the above there are two Powerplay holes nominated for each match – on these holes each individual player score is doubled, as is the number of runs added to the team innings score.

In addition to scoring runs a team can affect their own team innings score and also that of the other team…

4 runs are taken off the overall team score for any extras incurred via any penalty strokes or other errors in the form of wides, no-balls and byes

Players can also affect the other teams overall score by playing well on each hole. For example:-

Par = 1 run off the other team’s overall innings score

Birdie = 2 runs off the other team’s overall innings score

Eagle = 3 runs off the other team’s overall innings score

Albatross = 4 runs off the other team’s overall innings 

Hole in One = 6 runs off the other team’s overall innings 

As each player completes their 18 holes, the team loses a wicket. Once all ten players have completed their rounds and therefore their individual innings, the final team scores are announced for celebratory drinks and the customary cricket - golf banter at the 19th hole.