You are responsible for all the information on your own scorecard. So, if you are not sure of your exact handicap, check on line before you play. Your dedicated website has so much information, please use it. Do not confuse any Patriot's handicap you may have, this is a separate allowance.
When you sign your card you have effectively validated the score. How can you be sure it is correct if in a stableford you do not keep a record of your points score on the card you are marking? To clarify, if you sign for less than you actually scored you will not be in breach of the rules.
In stating the obvious we hope to avoid adding to the four recent disqualifications we have had. It is a salutory lesson if you play really well and you are not rewarded!