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# If you are playing a round and at the end of 18 holes you are tied due to your 5 stroke handicap - do you go to the first hole and give another 5 strokes or do you play square?

181920 ###### 2010-03-16 11:49:30

According to the USGA Handicap Manual, "Rule 33-6 empowers the committee in charge of the competition to determine how and when a halved match or a stroke play tie is decided. The decision should be published in advance." So there's no firm answer to your question. The USGA recommends that the handicap be assigned in proportion to the number of holes being played in the tie breaking playoff. In other words, if it was a 9 hole playoff you would get half of your five (three, they recommend round up 1/2 strokes). If it was a four hole playoff. you would get 5*4/18, which would be one.

You should use your handicap allowance. The handicapping is used on the stroke index of the hole. If your first hole was stroke index 2 you would get a shot.

## Related Questions It depends which hole you're playing. I think you have the handicap idea mixed up. When you give the strokes, you don't just take them off the top, you take them off the 5 hardest holes on the course. So if your playoff includes any of the 5 hardest holes, then you will get one stroke per each of those holes. If not, then you're playing straight up. A perfect square is a rational number that is equal to the square of another rational number; 9 is a perfect square because it is a rational number that is the square of 3, another rational number.A polynomial that is the square of another polynomial is also a perfect square; x2 - 8x + 16 is a perfect square because it is the square of the polynomial x - 4. That is any number that is an integer, and the square of another integer. For example, 4 is the square of 2, while 9 is the square of 3.That is any number that is an integer, and the square of another integer. For example, 4 is the square of 2, while 9 is the square of 3.That is any number that is an integer, and the square of another integer. For example, 4 is the square of 2, while 9 is the square of 3.That is any number that is an integer, and the square of another integer. For example, 4 is the square of 2, while 9 is the square of 3. Sure. Take the fourth power of any natural number, for example 24 = 16. It square root is a perfect square, in this case 22. As another example, the square root of 34 = 32. You can't convert that. You can convert from one linear unit to another linear unit, or from one square unit to another square unit, but not between linear units and square units. You could be playing four square, or, perhaps tennis or basketball. However, you could say the courts used for tennis and basketball are rectangles. 2020^2 = 400400 is a perfect square.......perfect square  noun Mathematics .1.a rational number that is equal to the square of another rational number.2.a polynomial that is the square of another polynomial.Origin:1935-40

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