Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations
  • If you are looking for a golfing community, you have definitely come to the right place! At Duckhook you will meet and play with fellow golfers looking to enjoy a round of social golf with the added feel and competition of the PGA Tour.

    We have put together a Tour Calendar with a monthly League Match, as well as the 4 Majors.

    We to have our own version of the Big 4,  The Tour Championship, Players Championship, The Masters and The Open Championship, which is played every 3rd Month.
    To play in the Majors a golfer needs to qualify. The cycle includes 3 league matches where a player accumulates stableford points from each outing, The top 20 qualifiers gain entry to the Major
    The Tour Calendar including some special events…

    A new Players Ranking system has been introduced with the aim of making competition even more competitive and fair.

    The 2018 Player Rankings Champion will win a once in a life time to Mauritius to the 5 Star Long Beach Resort for 7 Days!

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    You will feel most welcome in the Duckhook community.

    Rules & Regulations

    In the effort to strive for Sportsmanship and Fairness, DuckHook Golfers have set out some Rules and Regulations to make your league as competitive and enjoyable as possible. All Official R&A Rules apply to DuckHook

    League Event

  • The League event fields are filled on a first come first serve basis. We strive to accommodate as many players as possible, but due to the nature of Golf Course bookings there may be times when there are limited Tee-Off times available.

  • There is a competition fee of R60 for all League events.

 Live Scoring

  • All fourballs in the field are required to use the Live Scoring, The current Application is Golf Gamebook. Please download this app which is Available on IOS and Android platforms.
  • We urge players to register on the  Gamebook, as it is beneficial to the player to find the League Game he is allocated too, as well as the administration of running the Live Scoring.
  • Fourballs are structured to have at least 1 or 2 players who can score in a fourball.
  • If you are unable to use Live Scoring on your cellphone, please inform us so that we can allocate you into a fourball where another player can do Live Scoring for you.
  • Fourball’s not using the Live Scoring app will unfortunately not be eligible for the win and prizes. Players will keep their Stableford points for league positions and Major qualification.
  • Please make sure your handicap reflects correctly on the Live Scoring App.

        Why Live Scoring must be used

  • The majority of the field follow the App to see their positions, to improve their immediate leaderboard standings and to see who the eventual winner will be.
    We strive to avoid a situation where a player wins the event on Live Scoring for everyone to see then a player not Live Scoring returns to the clubhouse with more points.
  • Leaderboard pressure plays a big role in the way which players construct their round. For example, as the leader, you see that you have a 4 shot lead, therefore you play the final holes differently. As a par is good enough to win, or if you need 2 putts to win you will take it, etc.
  • With the substantial growth of Duckhook, not only do players use the Live Scoring but spectators outside of the event watch online. This is another reason players not Live Scoring will not be eligible to win as spectators assume that a certain player has won only for it not to be the case.

    Late Cancellations

  • Some Golf courses place agreements on discounted rates on the volume of Golfers. Cancellations within 48 hours will be liable for the Green Fees.

    Reloading off the Tee

  • If a player hits his ball out of bounds they must re-load.

  • If a player is not sure if his ball is in play, a provisional ball must be played from the Tee Box.

  • If a player fails to re-load when necessary he will score the hole as a black out.


  • Due to the nature of competition and Prizes all Putts must be sunk.


  • All Duckhook events allow for 30cm placing on the Fairway.
  • Scores Submitted

  • In an effort to keep Duckhook competition as fair as possible all scores from Duckhook events must be entered to reflect the truest player handicap.

  • Players not submitting Duckhook scores into SAGA will be required to play off 75% of their lower handicap until scores are up to date.


  • Duckhook features his own Handicap System, for more information: Duckhook Handicaps

  • If you do not have an official handicap your handicap will be at scratch.

  • Duckhook offers to manage a handicap for players who would like to be part of the league. For a      players 1st round they have to play off scratch.

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