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What system do most people use? I don't see many people doing it like this but it makes it way easier for me to add up scores than just writing down gross scores.

 

 

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Just write the number down and track in Swing x Swing app. Not even sure your system!

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I only ever write down a score when playing in official competitions, so I always write down the score for each hole.

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I keep overall score with the shapes so it's easy to tell. Then I use the other players spaces for FIR, GIR, #of putts, and water/bunker/lip out putt, etc. if there's room.

I also use arrows if I miss fairways/greens I can better track tends.

 

 

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I've done it that way before, but I typically use the Golfshot app

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I'm old fashioned.  I write down the actual score number, and don't add it up until after the 18th hole.   That way I only get depressed once during the round  :D

 

I know friends that keep the +1 or -1 method, but to me, that can and has led to some errors, as opposed to just writing the actual numbers.  But like I said, I'm old school in some ways. 

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I will put the actual score down but, the line underneath it I will use +/- numbers to make it easier to add at the end.

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I tag it with my game golf live. Best thing ever for me, I don't have to follow the scores while playing. Out of sight out of mind. It also served as a trigger for my preshot routine as I tag it makes short beeps and vibration, works great.

 

Then at the end of the rounds I can geek out the numbers.

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When I am playing alone or keeping my own score with no betting its +/- in my head. When playing in a group I write down the whole number.

 

I had a guy playing with me once and I was keeping score by just writing down +/- and after we were done I congratulated him on shooting 79. He ask if he could keep the card since it was the first time he broke 80. So I signed it and handed it to him. He got really upset at the scoring format I used and stormed off. Since then, if I am writing the score down for anyone else it's the whole number.

 

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When I am playing alone or keeping my own score with no betting its +/- in my head. When playing in a group I write down the whole number.

 

I had a guy playing with me once and I was keeping score by just writing down +/- and after we were done I congratulated him on shooting 79. He ask if he could keep the card since it was the first time he broke 80. So I signed it and handed it to him. He got really upset at the scoring format I used and stormed off. Since then, if I am writing the score down for anyone else it's the whole number.

 

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In a tournament I played in, I was thrown into a group with a guy who just turned back to amateur for my first two rounds. He said for tournaments, you only have to put the scores and the people running the booth tally them up for you and officially mark your total.

 

The last day you got paired up with folks from your same flight based on your scores to that point (at the time I was 5th flight). I did the non-total for the playing partners I had to keep score for and they threw a tantrum that I didn't put the totals for them. Can't win for losing huh?

 

 

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I'm old fashioned.  I write down the actual score number, and don't add it up until after the 18th hole.   That way I only get depressed once during the round  :D

 

I know friends that keep the +1 or -1 method, but to me, that can and has led to some errors, as opposed to just writing the actual numbers.  But like I said, I'm old school in some ways. 

I agree with you, my friend.   Golf and poker, ya count em when its over.

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In a tournament I played in, I was thrown into a group with a guy who just turned back to amateur for my first two rounds. He said for tournaments, you only have to put the scores and the people running the booth tally them up for you and officially mark your total.

 

The last day you got paired up with folks from your same flight based on your scores to that point (at the time I was 5th flight). I did the non-total for the playing partners I had to keep score for and they threw a tantrum that I didn't put the totals for them. Can't win for losing huh?

 

 

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Yeah its such a little thing to me. Honestly I don't care how other people keep my score as long as it's accurate. But you won't believe how upset people can get if it's different to them. One guy that plays in our group I refuse to keep score for. He wants it done a certain way, symbols for birdies and bogeys players names are to be arranged by handicap top to bottom. Its a mess. I almost feel bad for him, the guy is a retired school principal and has been kicked out of five different groups, this is his first year playing with us, and honestly if things don't get better I don't thing he will be invited back. I could start a thread on all the stuff we have had to put up with lol.

 

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Yeah its such a little thing to me. Honestly I don't care how other people keep my score as long as it's accurate. But you won't believe how upset people can get if it's different to them. One guy that plays in our group I refuse to keep score for. He wants it done a certain way, symbols for birdies and bogeys players names are to be arranged by handicap top to bottom. Its a mess. I almost feel bad for him, the guy is a retired school principal and has been kicked out of five different groups, this is his first year playing with us, and honestly if things don't get better I don't thing he will be invited back. I could start a thread on all the stuff we have had to put up with lol.

 

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If one were to look up the word "anal" in a dictionary, is that guys picture there.

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Isn't the easy compromise to make him keep his own score?

 

 

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Isn't the easy compromise to make him keep his own score?

 

 

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He like to drive his cart and always says the rider is the one who is responsible for keeping score. It's just a little challenge the group will either solve or he won't be playing with us.

 

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That's funny. At the clubs near me, the steering wheel holds the scorecard.

 

I dunno why but Farva comes to mind when I picture this guy.

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Close but skinnier. Honestly think of the stereotypical male highschool principal. Make him in his early 60s and boom that's him.

 

Right down to complaining about the new members with their boomboxes and sneaker golf shoes. I honestly find it hilarious since I never ride with him because I listen to music when I play and will rock new balance shoes on some days.

 

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Close but skinnier. Honestly think of the stereotypical male highschool principal. Make him in his early 60s and boom that's him.

 

Right down to complaining about the new members with their boomboxes and sneaker golf shoes. I honestly find it hilarious since I never ride with him because I listen to music when I play and will rock new balance shoes on some days.

 

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As an old coot, even older than the guy you discuss, your post reminds me how lucky I am.   Outside of my senior association, I play mostly with the young bucks or at least younger bucks (at my age, its difficult to find playing partners older than me many times).   My younger playing partners have always been welcoming and enjoyable.   Even when they say--you don't play bad for someone your age-I just say thank you and smile because I know they mean well and perceive it to be complimentary.

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