Marker Duties

Markers are used at WNHGA sanctioned competitive events, i.e. Team Play, Tournament of Champions and Corena Green. Markers are a very important and necessary part of these competitions. It can be a very fun and rewarding experience and we hope you will consider becoming a Marker and participating in different tournaments both at your home course and away.

You are most likely to have a marker, or to serve as one, during a tournament or competition. The marker is not a referee but is appointed to keep track of scores during a stroke play tournament. What are the duties of a marker?

  • Observe, as best you can, each stroke the golfer plays
  • Count those strokes, plus any penalty strokes that may be necessary to add
  • Double-check the score with the golfer after hole (this is not required but is strongly recommended) and write it down
  • Total and sign the scorecard at the end of the round