# Golf Scoring Formula - possibly IF statement

#### thebushwoodgolfclub

##### New Member
Hi everyone,

I'd appreciate some help putting together a formula for my golf club scoring sheet. I've used this forum before and the help was magnificent. I'll first outline how the scoring works, and then explain the spreadsheet.

The format is called "Stableford", and rather than putting down the amount of strokes you hit on a hole, each hole is allocated points, based on it's difficulty, and the ability of the golfer.

Golf handicaps range from 0-36. Depending on the difficulty of a hole (the index), and ability of the golfer, they are allocated "shots" on each hole. The index ranges from 1 as the most difficult hole, through to 18 as the least difficult. For example, if i had a handicap of 9, I would be allocated a "shot" for each of the 9 hardest holes, and no "shots" for the 9 easiest (nb: The Par column has no bearing. I just added it to be consistent with my spreadsheet)

HOLE - PAR - INDEX - SHOTS
1 - 4 - 13 - 0
2 - 4 - 7 - 1
3 - 4 - 5 - 1
4 - 5 - 10 - 0

If my handicap was 18, i would get a shot on every hole. If my handicap was 27, I would get a shot on all 18, and then an extra shot on the 9 hardest

HOLE - PAR - INDEX - SHOTS
1 4 13 1
2 4 7 2
3 4 5 2
4 5 10 1

What i am looking to do with the spreadsheet in Column E is calculate the shots for ALLEN, based on the Index of the hole (column D), and the handicap (cell M1). That is a handicap 18 or less. For Allen, he gets a shot on the 9 hardest holes. I think i have that, as i put =IF(D5<=M1,1,0) and it appeared to work. However...

I also need to calculate those that have a handicap 19-36, so, in Column E, calculate the shots for BELL (column E), based on the Index of the hole (column D), and the handicap (cell M20). For Bell, he gets one shot for each hole, and get two shots for the 9 hardest holes.

Hopefully that makes sense

Cheers
Damian

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#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Cross posted Golf Scoring Formula assistance required

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#### Peter_SSs

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
You will generally get much faster help if you give us the sample with XL2BB so we can copy/paste? Otherwise there is an awful lot of manual typing to set that up to test.

Anyway if a handicap is in cell M20 and Index numbers in D24 down and N24 down then in E24, copied down try
Excel Formula:
``=(D24<=\$M\$20)+(D24<=\$M\$20-18)``
This can then be copied to column O.

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#### Peter_SSs

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator

Thanks for the cross-post link - but did you try my formula?

#### thebushwoodgolfclub

##### New Member
You will generally get much faster help if you give us the sample with XL2BB so we can copy/paste? Otherwise there is an awful lot of manual typing to set that up to test.

Anyway if a handicap is in cell M20 and Index numbers in D24 down and N24 down then in E24, copied down try
Excel Formula:
``=(D24<=\$M\$20)+(D24<=\$M\$20-18)``
This can then be copied to column O.
Simple yet effective Peter. Thanks very much for your help.

If you get an opportunity, would you be able to type a few quick notes about how you got to this formula ?

Many Thanks
Damian

#### Peter_SSs

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator

Simple yet effective Peter. Thanks very much for your help.
You're welcome. Thanks for the follow-up.

would you be able to type a few quick notes about how you got to this formula
(D24<=\$M\$20)
If the hole index is less than or equal to the handicap this is True, otherwise False

(D24<=\$M\$20-18)
If the hole index is less than the handicap less 18 then this would be True otherwise False

When you add together these True/False values, True converts to 1 and False converts to 0
The only possibilities are
False + False = 0 shots
True + False = 1 + 0 = 1 shot
True + True = 1 + 1 = 2 shots

Perhaps it would make more sense if I framed it as
If the index is less than or equal to your handicap you get 1 shot
If you add 18 to the index and it is still less than or equal to your handicap you get an extra shot.
In formula terms it would just put that second term in a slightly different order.
Excel Formula:
``=(D24<=\$M\$20)+(D24+18<=\$M\$20)``

If this has solved your question and you have not received a solution at the cross-post it would be polite to post there to say that you have a solution so members there know that you are not still waiting (though of course they can still answer there if they want).

#### thebushwoodgolfclub

##### New Member
You're welcome. Thanks for the follow-up.

(D24<=\$M\$20)
If the hole index is less than or equal to the handicap this is True, otherwise False

(D24<=\$M\$20-18)
If the hole index is less than the handicap less 18 then this would be True otherwise False

When you add together these True/False values, True converts to 1 and False converts to 0
The only possibilities are
False + False = 0 shots
True + False = 1 + 0 = 1 shot
True + True = 1 + 1 = 2 shots

Perhaps it would make more sense if I framed it as
If the index is less than or equal to your handicap you get 1 shot
If you add 18 to the index and it is still less than or equal to your handicap you get an extra shot.
In formula terms it would just put that second term in a slightly different order.
Excel Formula:
``=(D24<=\$M\$20)+(D24+18<=\$M\$20)``

If this has solved your question and you have not received a solution at the cross-post it would be polite to post there to say that you have a solution so members there know that you are not still waiting (though of course they can still answer there if they want).
Thank you very much for your assistance and very detailed reply. I really do appreciate it

Cheers
Damian

You're welcome.

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