Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Byron Nelson, the list may go on. Names that are so familiar in a specific kind of sport. These famous people all have one thing in common, and that is a sport that not everyone may find as exciting as American Football, Football, Basketball or the all American favorite, Baseball. These famous people all have one thing in common and that is being famous in the game of Golf. Now for anyone who watches the game of Golf would notice a sheet of paper that most Golfers, the caddies, or even the people who hold the event will be holding is called a Ryder Cup sheet. If you are curious as to what this Ryder Cup sheet is about and why it is necessary in Golf, here are some examples to show you while you scroll below for more information.
A Ryder Cup is a competition between the teams from countries or places in Europe and some states in the United States. This competition is mainly for men’s golf competition that happens every two years. A fun fact about The Ryder Cup is that the golf players are not paid to play. Rather, they enter on their own will. In addition to that, golf players who proceed to play in the Ryder Cup are given a Ryder Cup sheet that lists down their scores throughout the entire tournament. The sheet is what is going to be used as the basis for their scoring, and to see who wins.
In the game of golf, a Ryder cup sheet is only used when there is a Ryder Cup tournament. Each of the Ryder cup sheets has its own basis for scoring. Each scoring has its own set of rules. It may look complicated from time to time but you will understand it better through this:
For the game of four balls, there is a set of two members per team. They must play their own ball and must also play for each hole. The rule for this game is that each of the teams must count the lowest of their two scores for each of the holes. The team who has the lowest score will win the game. However, when both teams are tied, it does not necessarily mean that it is left as such, rather the holes they have played will be divided in half.
Another thing is the two man team or as they say in Golf, the foursomes. For the two man team, each team plays a single ball for every hole, all the while taking turns until every single hole is played. Each player from each team takes turns hitting the ball in odd numbered holes while the other goes for even holes. It is the same with the first one, that the lowest score wins.
The single’s match is played the same way as the ones above. Each player playing against each other must find a way to have the lowest score for each hole. In order for them to win. If the scores are tied, the holes they have scored in are divided in half. The goal here is to score at least 14 and a half.
The points of the game is measured by the total number of days the matches have been played. This means a total of 28 matches, and each player earning a single point. The only thing that can make the scoring complicated is when two teams have the same scoring and this ends with each player getting a half point.
A Ryder Cup is a kind of tournament in Golf wherein the players are not paid to participate in it. They will not win any monetary prizes but they will win what is called as a Ryder’s Cup.
Here is a fun fact for you and for those who are interested in the game of golf. Did you know that the Ryder cup was founded by a man named Samuel Ryder? He founded the Ryder Cup tournament because he was only then interested in playing Golf.
The use of the Ryder cup sheet is to keep track of the scores of the players that participate in the tournament. Whether it will be foursomes, singles or two man teams.
The Ryder Cup tournament was founded by a man who used to play Cricket as a sport, who found golf as an interesting game to play. The Ryder cup tournament only happens every two years but has been postponed due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. The Ryder cup sheet is the piece of paper that tracks down the scores of each participating golfer and basically helps sort out who wins.