Question by Jahova Witness: Golf scoring?
can someone explain how golf is scored
Answer by bgeorge
Well golf for the most part is scored by every stoke that you take and your score is based on “par”. For example if the hole is a par 4 and it takes you 5 strokes that’s a bogey or 1 over. Some of the score names are (in order or least to greatest)
Double Eagle/Albatross(Usually heard in Europe)-3 under par
Eagle-2 under par
Birdie-1 under par
Double Bogey-2 over
and so on.
Also there are penalties for hitting the ball in certain areas. As with any game there are many rules but for the most part people worry about “water hazards” and “out of bounds”. For example if you hit into water its a 2 stroke penalty. Out of bounds can be the same but if you find your ball that is “out of bounds” you can still hit it. There are some more penalties that affect your shots but are more complex and don’t happen very often. If you are looking for more detailed on scoring please ask. I hope this helps.
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