Principles of Net Par
A score equivalent to par plus handicap strokes the player receives for that hole.
Limits of Use
If at least 7 holes are played, scale up to a 9-hole score by recording net par for holes not played.
If at least 14 holes are played, scale up to an 18-hole score by recording net par for holes not played.
When Net Par is Applied
When a round is not completed and some holes are not played.
Examples when holes would not be played
Fading light or bad weather,
Playing injury or illness,
A match finishing before the final hole, or
A hole being declared out of play by the Committee for maintenance or reconstruction purposes.
The player's full, unrestricted Course Handicap should be used for all applications of Net Par.
When Obtaining an Initial Handicap Index
The maximum score for each hole is limited to par + 5 strokes.