PUTT18 APP OVERVIEW:
The Putt18 Home Scoring App has been created to allow Putt18 Players to play Putt18 and score on their mobile devices. If you are a registered Premium Member (Someone that purchased a Putt18 Putting Mat) then you have the added ability to create Putt18 games using the Putt18 App. You can also invite players to play Putt18 and score and share the games you create via your mobile device in real-time with other players. You will gain a global ranking be able to view past and active matches and receive notifications of upcoming Putt18 local events.
If you have downloaded the Putt18 App and have registered as a player then you can be included in any game as a registered Putt18 Player. You will also have the ability to gain a global ranking. You can view your scores on your mobile device in real-time. You will gain a global ranking be able to view past and active matches and receive notifications of upcoming Putt18 local events. You will need to be invited by a Premium Member to play Putt18 scoring with the Putt18 App.
GENERAL RULES: Each player or team putts to the 3 holes 3 times to play nine holes or 6 times play 18 holes. Each player or team plays three holes and then the next player plays three holes and so on until 9 or 18 holes are completed. The winner is the person or team with the lowest score or lowest average team score.
STARTING POINTS: The starting points are defined by 6 rectangular blocks. To start place a ball at the 1-3 hole block and commence putting. Players can position the ball anywhere in this area as long as part of the ball touching the matting is not outside the area. You will putt 3 balls from this spot. Your first putt will be at the hole Par 4, your next putt will be at the Par 5 and the next will be at the Par 3. Move to the next block 4-6 and so on. A player or team ball must be placed within the starting blocks before they putt. Should a player or team place their ball in front of or outside the rectangular starting blocks and putt, then the putt must be replayed and the player or team shall incur a One Shot Penalty or Loss of Hole in Match Play.
SCORING: Balls coming to rest within the following areas score the following points:
- Blue circle you have scored a Par. This could be a 4, 5 or 3 depending on the hole being played.
- Red circle you have scored a Birdie or -1. You will need to -1 from Par hole you are playing
- White circle you have scored an Eagle or -2. You will need to -2 from Par hole you are playing
- Anywhere on the Green matting you have scored a Bogey or +1. You will need to +1 to the Par hole you are playing.
- In a Bunker you have scored a Double Bogey or +2. You will need to +1 to the Par hole you are playing.
- In a Water Hazard you have scored a Triple Bogey or +3
- Putting off the matting surface will score a Triple Bogey or + 3
If a player or team putting on any hole manages to bring the ball to rest in either of the two holes not in play, then that shot shall be deemed as a Bogey or +1 for that hole. The order on the score card is Par 4, Par 5 then Par 3. Wherever the ball comes to rest that is the score for that hole. The hole order is always the same when playing and always moves in a clockwise direction. No Two Putts Are Ever The Same.
SCORING USING THE PUTT18 APP:
You will have a scoring screen which allows you the ability to enter the value where the ball comes to rest. Simply tap the hole you are scoring and the scoring screen will appear. Then just enter the score. Don’t worry if you make a mistake you can use the Edit button on the top right hand side to change your score. Don’t forget to press save after making the edit. The cursor will move to the next hole or player.
WILD CARDS: Wild Cards are a unique feature of Putt18 and can definitely increase the intensity of each game. Players are given 3 Wild Cards to use throughout each match. The Wild Cards add a strategic element to Putt18 Each Wild Card can only be used once during a 9 or 18 hole round. Wild Cards cannot be used in a Play Off. The Wild Cards are located below the Scorecard and will be highlighted once they have been used.
Wild Card Display
MULLIGAN: A Mulligan is where a player or team can cancel their putt and replay that putt. The original putt does not count and is removed without registering a score. The player or team must then re-putt their ball again. Each player is allowed 1 x Mulligan per match. A Mulligan is represented on the screen in the Putt18 App just below the player details. The Mulligan Wild Card is selected after the hole has been played.
BONUS: To use a Bonus Hole Wild Card a player or team must nominate the hole before they play the hole. The original putt is automatically reduced by one shot. Each player is allowed 1 x Mulligan per match. A Bonus is represented on the screen in the Putt18 App just below the player details. The Bonus Wild Card must be selected before the hole has been played.
CHALLENGES: A Challenge is where a player or team can cancel a putt and have that player replay that putt. The original putt does not count and is removed without registering a score. The player or team must then re-putt their ball again. A Challenge is represented on the screen in the PUTT18 Home App. The Challenge Wild Card is selected after the hole has been played. Please note: A Challenge Wild Card cannot be used by yourself on your score. You must allow at least 5 to 10 seconds for all other players to Challenge your putt before you proceed to your next Putt. After this time the Putt cannot be challenged.
LINE BALL: If the ball comes to rest and it is determined that the ball is on the line, then the player or team has the option to replay the putt or take the higher score. An independent review is preferred. If no independent review is available then majority rule applies. Honesty should prevail.
PENALTIES: After having your turn, the balls must be removed from the putting surface allowing the next player or team to putt without obstruction. Golf balls must be removed from the putting surface before the next player or team can putt. Interfering with the putting surface while a player or team is putting will result in a One Shot Penalty Or Loss Of Hole In Match Play.
PUTT18 COUNT BACK AND PLAYOFFS: A Count Back is a way to separate tied players after the conclusion of a competition. The Putt18 App automatically calculates the winner using a count back algorithm. It does not involve playing any more holes. The Putt18 count back is used to determine the winner for both 9 or 18-hole events. The winner will be displayed as Wins on a Count Back (CB)
18 Hole Team Scorecard
PUTT18 PLAYER RANKING SYSTEM: The Putt18 Global ranking system has been created so players can compare their scoring with other players. The Player Rankings are calculated on a players average score per 18 holes. Example: A player has a round of 4 over and a round of 6 over then their average will be 5 over. The Leaderboard will display the numbers of matches played, your lowest score and your average score. Your average score will determine your ranking. 9 Holes games are not included in the ranking system. There is an arrow that depicts whether your average is increasing or decreasing. A green arrow reflects your average is getting lower in the rankings and a red arrow depicts that average is getting higher in the rankings.
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