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For example, if you were on a Par-four hole and got the ball in the hole in three strokes, then you would put the number, "3," on your card. If the par is 3 and you make a 4, then your score can be viewed as 1-over. Ready to tee off? Open following his sixth-place finish at the BMW Championship. Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. Navigation menu

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At the end of the game, the player with the lowest score is the winner. Mencatat Skor dalam Golf. How to Keep Score in Golf. Did this video help you? A round of golf is played over 18 holes. After each hole, you should record your score on a scorecard. Even experienced golfers can miss a shot here or there without a scorecard.

Keep track of your score and the scores of the other players in your group. Typically, you are responsible for keeping the score of your opponent, and your opponent is responsible for keeping track of yours. After every round, you have to look over your opponent's card, agree that he has written down your score correctly, and sign or initial it.

You'll also have to do this at the very end of the round. So if your opponent makes a mistake even assuming it's an honest one that somehow makes your score worse than it should be, you have to take the blame for it. Other players designate one person to be in charge of keeping score for all of the players before the game begins. Count every purposeful attempt to strike a ball as a stroke. It's likely that On the other hand, if you take a practice swing and accidentally hit the ball, it doesn't count.

Every time you take a swing at the ball, therefore, it counts as a stroke, whether anything good happens or not. Each hole will have a number of strokes listed under "Par".

This is the average amount of strokes it should take to get the ball in the hole. If the par is 3 and you make a 4, then your score can be viewed as 1-over. If the par for the course is 80 and you finished the course with a 95, then your score is over. Though you don't have to know them to keep score, you should know that a birdie is one stroke under par, an eagle is two under par, and a bogey is one over par.

Some players decide that they can take no more strokes for each hole than a double bogey , or 2 points over par. Penalties are shots that cost you extra points. Remember that you want your score to be as low as possible, and the penalties drive them up.

Here are some penalties: If you hit a ball in the water, drop a new ball in the designated location and take a 1-stroke penalty. If you hit the ball out of bounds as indicated by white stakes , re-hit from the original location and take a 2-stroke penalty. If you lose a ball, re-hit from the original location and take a 2-stroke penalty. Add up your points. When you're finished, add up your scores from each hole for a cumulative total. If you're playing in a tournament, one of your competitors will be keeping your official score.

You must check it and then sign your scorecard to make it official. The player with the least amount of points wins the game. Some players add up the points every 9 holes so that they don't have to do too many calculations at the end and can settle disputes over the score more easily. Once you've played at least ten rounds of golf on the same course or however many rounds you have to play for the course to determine your handicap , you'll have a handicap.

A handicap takes into account your previous scores throughout the same previous round of golf, and you can play the game while keeping your handicap in mind. The goal is to do better than you previously did. In this scoring method, your golf score is made not of a number of strokes you get per hole, but a number of net points you get per hole. If your net score is equal to the par, you get 2 points; if you hit one over par a bogey , you get 1 point. If you get 1 under par a birdie , you get 3 points, and if you hit 2 under par an eagle , you get 4 points.

The player with the most points wins. Score each hole as "holes up" or "holes down. All you have to do is win more holes than your opponent. Smith said "That was a bird of shot" and claimed he should get double money if he won with one under par, which was agreed. He duly holed his putt to win with one under par and the three of them thereafter referred to such a score as a "birdie". The Atlantic City Club date the event to It would be natural for American golfers to think of the eagle, which is their national symbol and the term seems to have developed only shortly after the 'birdie'.

Ab Smith see Birdie above said that his group referred to two under as an 'eagle'. By the term was being introduced to Britain, as when Mr H D Gaunt's explained the use of 'birdie' and 'eagle' that he met in Canada. Albatross is the term for three under par and is a continuation of the birdie and eagle theme, but is in fact a British term. Three under par is a very rare score and an albatross is a very rare bird. John G Ridland, who scored an 'albatross' in India in , theorized that it was the introduction of steel shafted clubs in s which made this score common enough to necessitate a name for it.

Durban Country Club 18th Hole site of first recorded albatross, a hole-in-one on yard par No standard terms for 2 or 3 or more over Par have emerged. They are just double and triple Bogeys.

It seems that golfing terms came into popular use in much the same way as you find new words being invented and used on the Internet. If they sound good, people start using them.

What we do not hear about are all the terms, such as beantops , that never made it because they did not catch on. Other relevant factors in setting the par for the hole include the terrain and obstacles such as trees, water hazards, hills, or buildings that may require a golfer to take more or fewer shots.

Some golf courses feature par-sixes and, very rarely, par-sevens, but the latter are not recognised by the United States Golf Association. Typical championship golf courses have par values of 72, comprising four par-threes, ten par-fours, and four par-fives. Championship course par can be as high as 73 to as low as Most hole courses not designed for championships have a par close to 72, but some will be lower. Courses with par above 73 are rare. Courses built on relatively small parcels of land will often be designed as "Par-3 Courses" in which every hole or almost every hole is a par-three for a total par of 54 or slightly higher over 18 holes.

A golfer's score is compared with the par score. Tournament scores are reported by totalling scores relative to par in each round there are usually four rounds in professional tournaments. If each of the four rounds has a par of 72, the tournament par would be For example, a golfer could record a 70 in the first round, a 72 in the second round, a 73 in the third round, and a 69 in the fourth round. That would give a tournament score of , or "four-under-par".

Scores on each hole are reported in the same way that course scores are given. Names are commonly given to scores on holes relative to par. Nationally, players competed against Colonel Bogey , and this gave the title to a marching tune, Colonel Bogey March. As golf became more standardised in the United States, par scores were tightened and recreational golfers found themselves scoring over par, with bogey changing meaning to one-over-par.

Bogeys are relatively common, even in professional play, and very common for many casual and club players. However, it is more common to hear scores higher than a triple bogey referred to simply by the number of strokes rather than by name. For example, a player having taken eight shots to negotiate a par-three, would be far more likely to refer to it as an "eight" or being "five-over-par", rather than a "quintuple-bogey".

Double-bogeys and worse scores are uncommon for top performers in professional play. It is considered somewhat noteworthy if a player manages to complete a bogey-free round. Scoring four bogey-free rounds in a tournament is extremely rare. Par means scoring even E. The golfer has taken as many strokes as the hole's par number. In theory, pars are achieved by two putts, with the remaining shots being used to reach the green. Reaching the green in two strokes fewer than the hole's par is called achieving a "green in regulation".

For example, to reach the green of a par-five hole in regulation, the player would take three or fewer strokes, with the other two strokes allocated for putting the ball into the hole. Par derives its name from the Latin for equal.

According to a story that has been passed down, one day in , three golfers, George Crump who later built Pine Valley Golf Club , about 45 miles away , William Poultney Smith founding member of Pine Valley , and his brother Ab Smith, were playing together when Crump hit his second shot only inches from the cup on a par-four hole after his first shot had struck a bird in flight. Simultaneously, the Smith brothers exclaimed that Crump's shot was "a bird".


Complete golf coverage on, including tournament schedules, results, news, highlights, and more from ESPN. "Eagle", a score of two under par for a given hole, was clearly the extension of the theme of birds for good scores from a "birdie". It would be natural for American golfers to think of the eagle, which is their national symbol and the term seems to have developed only shortly after the 'birdie'. When explaining golf scoring terms, start with par, because all the other names of golf scores are defined in relation to par. "Par" refers to the number of strokes an expert golfer is expected to need to complete the play of one hole on a golf course.