B13: A ball played when not in contention. The BG default Net-Bogey score rule. Also the Pterodactyl & Griffin Society.
In BriskerGolf it is not acceptable to continue playing a hole if you are not in contention at that hole.
Once a golfer’s Net playing score has risen to par at a Hole, without there being a conclusion, he/she is automatically awarded a default Net–Bogey score at the Hole, which is designated as a BLANK on the Net section of a Hole on an Omniscorecard (found on the reverse of a BriskerGolf scorecard). At this point a BriskerGolfer must curtail his/her play on the hole.
A default net bogey score (gimmie) is recorded on an Omniscorecard as a BLANK, and never as a figure, when it signifies that a BriskerGolfer has accepted a default Net–Bogey score (a gimmie), and has curtailed his/her play on the Hole, rather than indulged in practising on the course, by playing on.
However a default Net Bogey score is recorded on an Omniscorecard as a figure in parentheses, if the score has been recorded as a provisionally leading or tying score, which has subsequently been bettered by a lower Net score. Examples of such scores include a 7 on a Net Par 5, recorded if bettered, as a net (5), and interpreted as a default Net–Bogey; a 5 net birdie 4, recorded if bettered, as a (4) and similarly interpreted as a default Net–Bogey.
Thus in the interests of Brisker Golf, every hole is automatically tied at a score of Net–Bogey, if no one can better this score. This rule is applicable to both amateurs and professionals.
The only possible ways of winning a BriskerGolf hole outright are to score a Net par, Net birdie, Net eagle, Net albatross, Net pterodactyl* or Net griffin**.
(* a gross albatross score by a BriskerGolfer in receipt of a one shot at a hole: a net pterodactyl!)
(** a gross albatross score by a BriskerGolfer in receipt of two shots at a hole: a net griffin!!).
The Pterodactyl & Griffin Society is one of the world’s most ancient and exclusive clubs, with no living or past members.
In fact it vies for exclusivity with the Albatross Losers Club, which has maintained a constant membership of less than one since its ancient foundation.
Scoring an actual net bogey, or worse, in a formal or informal BriskerGolf game, signifies that a golfer is in breach of the default Net–Bogey score rule, by virtue of Practising on the course. In this instance, the Gross score is recorded on an Omniscorecard, (as opposed to a BLANK), and the net score on the Omniscorecard is denoted by P.
The same scoring system is applied automatically on a BG App.
Scoring a P is equivalent of a Net–Bogey, but it is also a foul that attracts a Penalty of two-off-the-tee at the next hole, necessitating the errant BriskerGolfer to announce that he/she is playing ‘two off the tee‘ at that hole.