How To Score In Golf
Need to know how to score in golf? When you play golf it is important to know how to keep score. Once you know how to score, you will understand how to play the game of golf better. Remember, scoring in golf is easy. Playing the game of golf is the hard part.
To score in golf, you will need:
- Golf clubs
- A golf course
- Gold balls
- A scorecard
- A pencil
- When you are in the pro shop, grab a scorecard and pencil. The scorecards and pencils are usually at the front desk where you pay to play golf. Look at the scorecard. You will see a list of all eighteen holes of golf you will be playing. For each hole of golf there will be a score you will need to get for par. Par means you play up to the average score for that particular hole on the golf course. Many scorecards will have three pars. One par will be for a professional, another par will be for a man and the last par will be for a woman.
- Play a hole of golf. Count how many shots it takes you to get through the hole. Count each shot. If you are playing with a friend, have him count his shots. At the end of the hole, put the number on the scorecard for each player. Do this for every hole on the golf course.
- If you hit the ball out of bounds, this is a penalty. Add one point to your score. If you hit the ball in the water, do the same thing. Add one point to your score. Each penalty adds one point to your score. Count each shot as a point. Do not cheat. You will not know your true score if you cheat.
- Your scorecard is broken down into two parts. After each nine holes, you have finished a part. Add your score up after the first nine holes are finished. Compare it to the par. If you have a smaller number than par, you are doing well. If you have a higher number than par, you have not made the average (par) for the golf course. This means you are an average golfer.
- After eighteen holes, add up the scorecard. If your number is lower than par, you are doing well. If your number is at par, you have played the golf course at par. If your number is above par, you are over par. This means you are an average golfer.
- Golf is different from other sports. In golf, the lower your score, the better. If your score is higher than par, you have more work to do.