Understanding the Game
Whether you’re just a recreational player, or an athlete looking to perfect your craft of golfing, we want each guest at The Natural Golf Course to understand how to fill out a scorecard and enjoy the process of becoming a better golf player. Here’s a simple guide to filling out your scorecard:
Understanding the Scorecard
- Columns and Rows – First, you have to understand what the columns and rows on the card correspond to. The “Hole” row in dark green corresponds to each hole number. The Blue and White rows represent two separate levels of difficulty. In this specific card, the blue represents a higher level of difficulty than white. Generally, the more difficult level is above the other. The column entitled “Handicap” in light green along the top and bottom of the card refers to the difficulty of each hole. The difficult ranges from 1-18 (1 being the most difficult and 18 being the easiest). Naturally, the more difficult holes earn fewer points (in golf, the fewer points the better the score!).
- Be sure to mark each player’s name to the left of the scoreboard. Underneath the dark green, blue, white and light green column, you can write down how many strokes it took to land the golf ball into the hole. The objective of golf is to land the ball into the hole with as few strokes as possible.
- The golden “Par” row corresponds to the estimated amount of strokes needed to land the golf ball into the hole. It’s important to understand this gold term before moving forward: A Par is the amount of times you should be able attempt to hit the ball and make it into the hole. For example, if someone refers to the next hole as a “Par 3” you should be able to get the ball into the hole in 3 hits or less.
- To calculate the final scores, all shots a golfer took must be added The less stokes it took (the lower the score). Thus, the player with the least amount of points wins.