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Mike

I'm relatively new to excel and am trying to put a spreadsheet together for
golf game results. I am trying to give a cell a value that represents the net
score for each player on each hole. Example: Hole #1 is a par 4 with a
handicap of 12, the player has a handicap of 25 and scores a 5 on the hole.
The net score for that hole should be the gross score minus 2, for a net 3.
Basically, if the player's handicap is more than or equal to the hole
handicap then the player's net score is the gross score minus 1. If the
player's handicap is more than or equal to 2 times the hole handicap then the
player's net score is the gross score minus 2. Everything I've tried so far
hasn't worked. Help!

You haven't told us what formulae you've tried, and in what way they didn't
Please remember next time to tell us the formula and what result it gives
gor given inputs, and what result you had expected.

To start from square one, if the handicap for the hole is in column C, the
gross score for the player in column D, and the player's handicap in F1,
then in E2 the formula for the net score could be either
=IF(F\$1>=2*C2,D2-2,IF(F\$1>=C2,D2-1,D2)) or
=D2-MIN(2,INT(F\$1/C2))

David,

Typically a golf scorecard reads down.

A1 Hole #1
a2 Par
a3 4
a4 Hndcp
a5 12
a6 Player Handcp
a7 25
a8 Gross
a9 5
a10 Net
a11 3

In A11 I've entered the following;

=IF(A7>=A5*2,A9-2,A9-1) Works perfectly, but, a player should never
receive a reduction in score where his handicap is LESS than the handicap for
the hole. Can you add/adjust my formula to reflect a net score the same as
the gross score. i.e. A7 is less than A5, then A11 would be the same as A9.
I'm missing something!

Thanks,

Bob M.

If you compare your layout with mine, and look at my formulae, then you need
to change my formula from
=IF(F\$1>=2*C2,D2-2,IF(F\$1>=C2,D2-1,D2)) to
=IF(A7>=2*A5,A9-2,IF(A7>=A5,A9-1,A9)), which you will see is similar to your
formula but you had missed the second test.

The alternative way would change my
=D2-MIN(2,INT(F\$1/C2)) to
=A9-MIN(2,INT(A7/A5))

David,

I used your last formula =A9-MIN(2,INT(A7/A5)) and it works perfectly.
Mike should be able to use it.

Bob M.

Mike,

If you go to the last 2-3 postings between David and myself, you should be

Bob M.

David,
Thank you so much for the help. I will try your solution later today and let
you know how it worked. I have my spreadsheet set up accross but will adjust
formula accordingly.

Mike

Bob,
Thank you and David for you help. I will try the ideas you sent me and let
you know how it worked.

Mike

Mike,

I'm a little surprised to hear you say you have your spread sheet set up on
rows (across). Do you then keep each hole in columns (down)? Almost every
scorecard I have seen has the individual hole scores horizontally. Just
curious. Would like to see your spreadsheet as I do some golf scoring. If
you wouldn't mind, could you email a copy to me at (e-mail address removed).

Bob M.

Robert,

Thanks again,
Mike