Definition: A Stableford competition is a golf tournament in which the object is to get the highest score. That's because in Stableford, golfers are awarded points based on their scores in relation to a fixed score at each hole. That fixed score can be par, or any number of strokes a tournament committee chooses (6, 8, whatever). 

The USGA and R&A define Stableford points in this manner: 

• More than 1 over fixed score (or no score returned) - 0 points

• One over fixed score - 1 point

• Fixed score - 2 points

• One under fixed score - 3 points

• Two under fixed score - 4 points

• Three under fixed score - 5 points

• Four under fixed score - 6 points

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