The Dow Cup Dow Cup (Active Competition) This is traditionally an annual 27-hole stableford competition open to all female and male members and played on the Sharnbrook course, in accordance with the following rules: a) 18-hole Stableford in the morning. Add 4 for ladies and play from the men’s card. b) 9-hole Stableford in the afternoon.Add 2 for ladies and play from the men’s card. c) Morning groups will be randomly drawn by organiser before the day of the competition. d) Starting on several tees depending on number of entrants. e) Afternoon groups will be in reverse order of morning scores. f) All afternoon holes start at hole number one. g) The winner will be decided by count-back on the last 9 holes of the 27 played; if still tied the last 6, last 3, then hole by hole back from the 27th hole until a winner is decided.