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Scorecards Made Simple

Are you intimidated by the game of golf? Have you been working on your swing but unsure about getting on the course? It's time to feel stress-free and thoroughly enjoy the game of golf while keeping track of your progress. Scorecards are used by the pros and the casual golf players every day. Beginners should get into a regular routine of using scorecards even if they are just playing for fun. Just like playing cards, there are over a dozen playing games in golf with unique names that can vary from course to course. So if you hear players talking about “greensomes”, “gruesomes” or “shambles”, don't panic just yet. First focus on your individual game to quickly build confidence. Golf can be played with an added handicap, which is a predetermined deduction of points made to your final score to give an overall net score. 

Follow these simple steps the next time or first time you get on the course and watch your game improve:

Every golfer can quickly start by playing a simple stroke play. All you need to do is count the number of strokes it takes to complete a hole. Write the number of strokes on the scorecard under the completed hole. Add the numbers up at the end of your game depending on how many holes were played. This is your individual score.

Many players like to include additional statistics and write them in as categories under their names on thescorecard. The most common are fairways, ‘greens in regulation’ and putts taken per hole. You can place a checkmark for the holes that you hit the ball onto the fairway and ‘greens in regulation’ and place the number of how many putts it took you to complete the hole. This will allow you to see where you can use the most improvement. 

Start with your individual game and try to not to worry too much about your overall score. Completing each hole is the main goal and of course having fun while you are doing it. The more you play the lower your score will become.