Your Points Quota number is what you're trying to beat when you play in a Gaspar Invitational. You receive points based on a modified Stableford scoring system. Points Quotas are also used to handicap the one-on-one Gaspar Challenges, which use a match play format.
The Points Quotas adjust after each tournament. Your Points Quota will increase by 1/2 of any amount by which you exceed your existing quota, rounded up to the next number. For example, if your quota is 22, and you achieve 26 points in the Gaspar Invitational (exceeded by 4 points), your quota will go up to 24 for the next tournament. If you exceed by 1, you go up by 1. If you exceed by 3, you go up by 2. Half of 3 is 1.5, so you go up by 2. Remember, we round up. We do this to try and give everyone a chance to win, and not the same players month after month.
If you miss your quota, you drop by exactly 1 point, no matter how many points lower than your quota you end up with in that tournament. If your Points Quota is 22, and you score 4 points in a month, missing your Quota by an unheard of 18 points, your Points Quota will only drop to a 21 the next month. This helps eliminate sandbagging.
If you shoot your exact number or exceed it by 1/2 point, you remain the same for the next month. If you miss by 1/2 point, you will stay the same also. Only players who exceed or miss by at least 1 point will move up or down.
INACTIVE: This means you have an established Points Quota, but have not yet played in a Gaspar Invitational in the current calendar year.
NEW: A new player is not eligible to play in the Points Game until they have played 2 Gaspar Invitationals, thus establishing a Points Quota. The ONLY exception to this is if you have an existing GHIN handicap and/or have played recent rounds with one or more of our regular players, and we have a basis to assign a realistic Points Quota. This would allow you to play in the Points Game in your first Gaspar Invitational.
New players can participate in the Skins Game, the Closest to the Pin contests and the Sink the Putt Challenge.