Golf - How Do I Keep Score?
in golf is different than most other sports because it is
the person with the lowest score that wins.
track of your score is really very simple.
round of golf
you need to
record how many shots or strokes you hit.
Each time you swing at the ball that is a stroke.
if you miss the ball, when you were trying to hit it, (an
air shot) you still have to add another shot to your score.
Each stroke counts as a point.
stroke play, count the number of strokes you've taken on the
hole just completed, and write that number down in the box
corresponding to that hole on the scorecard. At the end of
nine holes, add up the strokes for your front nine and
then do the same for
back nine totals.
You then need to add the
score for the round
Sometimes, if you're playing strictly by the rules, you will
have to add penalty strokes to the strokes you actually took
on a hole. Make sure that you know the rules of golf so that
you keep the penalty strokes to a minimum.