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Old July 2nd 07, 08:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Bernie Deitrick Bernie Deitrick is offline
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Default The Callaway Handicap System


I assumed that the pattern of holes to subtract continued, so for a raw
score of 144, then the 7 1/2 worst holes could be subtracted. If we limit
the adjustment to 6 holes max, then the adjusted score would be 87.

But I did miss the maximum adjustment of 50 strokes - the last line should

'Output final Callaway score
Callaway = Application.Max(RawScore - 50, Callaway - HAdj)

Let me know if the limit is really 6 holes or not... it is easy to adjust
the code to account for it.

MS Excel MVP

"Duncs" wrote in message

I have another problem with the spreadsheet you sent, that I hope you
can help with.

As mentioned in a previous post, I have the following Par's entered in
Column B: 5, 4, 4, 5, 3, 5, 4, 3, 4, 4, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 4, 5, 3

I now have the following scores in Column C: 10, 8, 8, 10, 6, 10, 8,
6, 8, 8, 6, 8, 10, 8, 6, 8, 10, 6

This give a raw score of 144, and a Callaway Score of 75. However, I
think this score should be 86.

If I then trace through the code for the Callaway function, I find
that the scores passed through are 1 less than the scores on the
spreadsheet. So, it is actually using the values, in HoleScores, of
9, 7, 7, 9, 5, 9, 7, 5, 7, 7, 5, 7, 9, 7, 5, 7, 9, 5.

Can you advise?



On Jun 16, 5:17 pm, "Duncs" wrote:

Thanks for getting back to me. What was wrong / confusing me was the
calculation for the raw score. Now that this is fixed, it works

Many thanks for you help


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"Bernie Deitrick" <deitbe @ consumer dot org wrote in


The rules of theCallawaysystem is that the highest score that can count
against the golfer is twice the hole's par. So, if you shoot 10 on a
4, your score is 8 for that hole - thus the formula. So, in your
on the 15th hole, the 7 on a par 3 only counts as 6.


for the scoring system that I implemented.

As for the raw score, I made a mistake, forgetting to use absolute
references. Instead of :


I should have used


entered with Ctrl-Shift-Enter. Then it will work correctly when copied
the right.

Note that I didn't make that mistake in the function usage. This is
correct, and can be copied.


Sorry about that...


I am extremely grateful to you. I have noticed one small problem
though, and I'd appreciate your input on this.

I have the following par's enterered in column B - 5, 4, 4, 5, 3, 5,
4, 3, 4, 4, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 4, 5, 3
Along with the following scores in column C - 6, 6, 6, 10, 5, 7, 5, 4,
5, 7, 3, 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 8, 4

These scores total, as far as I can count, 108. However, the
spreadsheet you've provided, totals it as 107.

If I copy and paste the entire column into the next clear column in
the spreadsheet, it does indeed total 108.

Also, if I can ask about the formulas...

In the "Raw Score" row, you have the following formula in C21:


I'm guessing, from reading the formula, that this is saying:

If the Sum of the values in the range C3:C20 (Golfer One) is greater
than the sum of double the values in the range B3:B20 (hole par's),
then the cell C21 gets the value of double B3:B20 (the hole par's)
else, it get the value of the sum of C3:C20 (the hole scores). Is
this right?

Where I am getting confused is with the formula in cell D21.

In D21, you have the formula:


From this, I believe it is saying...

The Sum of the values in the range D320 (Golfer Two) is greater than
the sum of double the values in the range C3:C20 (Golfer One), then
the cell D21 gets the value of double C3:C20 (Golfer One scores) else,
it get the value of the sum of D320 (Golfer Two scores). Is this

Many thanks for your help

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