Golf Pad Premium offers several scoring modes. Here are details about each: 


Net scoring
Net score is determined by subtracting the player's course handicap from the gross score. Golf Pad allows you to manually set the handicap for each player or let the app automatically calculate the handicap. You can use gross or net scoring for each of the scoring modes below.


Stableford
The number of points awarded on each hold is determined based on comparison of the number of strokes taken to par. The player with the highest number of points wins. In this format your round can not be ruined with a single blow-up hole.  


Modified Stableford
This mode is the same as Stableford except you customize your point preferences. 


Match play 
Match play is a scoring system where a player earns a point for each hole in which he or she has bested the opponent. Players start All Square (AS). The player with the most points at the end of the round wins. 


Cuts & Snips
Score points by hitting fairways, greens in regulation (GIR), sand saves and more. You can customize the number of points awarded. The player with the highest points wins. 


Skins
A popular match format that can be played with any size group. It can also be played with gross or net (handicap adjusted) scores. 

The player with the lowest score (untied) on a hole, wins a skin. If there is a tie, no skins are won on that hold. Unclaimed skins carry over and get added to the pot on the next hole. If multiple holes are tied in a row, the skins add up and a single hole can result in a big payoff! 

The player with the most skins wins! 


Nines
This is a format for groups of three players. Each hole has a total point value of nine points. 

Players earn points as follows:
  • Best score = 5 points
  • Second best score = 3 points
  • Worst (highest) score = 1 point

In the case of two players tying for best score, the first and second points are split evenly between the two players. 

When two players tie for high score, the second and third points are evenly split between the tied players.

If all three players tie for best score, each player gets 3 points. 


Chairman
The first player to win a hole (untied) becomes the Chairman. 

If the Chairman wins the next hole then the Chairman wins a point from the other players. Should the hole result in a tie, there are no points earned and the Chairman keeps the chair. 

If one of the other players wins a hole, then that player is the new Chairman with no points won or lost for that hole. 

Players can only earn points by winning a hole while being the Chairman.