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justina bandol
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:44:51 PM
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What are golf cards?

EDIT: I actually need help with the following description:

sheaves of carefully preserved golf cards. Score 79, handicap 6, net 73. "Let down by putting," read a scribbled note at the bottom of one from Johannesburg dated 19 August 1950.


Anyone know how to play golf?
towan52
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 4:11:02 PM

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Scorecards kept by golfers or gophers as they progress through the course
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 4:23:33 PM

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Hi!

A golf-card is a card or sheet which is used to show the scores made at each hole by a player,
This is an example one (which also shows a map of each 'hole':



The bottom half would be where 'notes' could be kept - like "Let down by putting".

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Each player has a 'handicap' - which is a number which depends on how well he has played in the past. A good player may have a handicap of ten, while a mediocre player might have a handicap of two. This is added to their actual score for a game (the lower the final figure, the better).

So this guy took 73 shots to send the ball into the eighteen holes. This is pretty normal, not very good, not too bad.
He has a handicap of six - so 6 + 73 = 79 . His final score for the game is 79.

If the other player were not so experienced, and had a handicap of three, but got round in more (75) shots, his score would be (75 + 3 = 78) seventy-eight. This is lower than the first player's score, so beats his score.
papo_308
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 4:34:49 PM
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Hi Justina,

I've never played golf, but I watch it sometimes on TV.

A golf course has 18 holes and each hole has a certain number of strokes that an average player needs to bring the ball from the drive area to the hole (which may be at a distance of 300 meters or even more, with different obstacles in between, like small lakes, bunkers (sandy areas), etc.

This a called a par. The player who is one stroke better than the par, has achieved a birdie, in case of two strokes under par it is an eagle.
Sometimes it happens that a player is fortunate enough to put the ball into the hole in a single stroke from the driveway. This is called a hole in one.

The sum of pars for the individual holes is the par of the course.
The players register their score on the individual holes on a scorecard.

Score 79, handicap 6, net 73 means that the player achieved 79 strokes on a course with the par of 73. He was 6 strokes worse than par.

Let down by putting means that he failed often in the final strokes. To putt (note the double t, pronounced as in cut) means to strike the ball towards the hole when the ball is on the green (an area around the hole with close-cropped grass).

Edit: Drago was faster. It seems that I interpret those numbers in a different way (probably wrong).
♡Borbotrincess♡
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:12:55 PM

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Good to know.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 10:42:51 PM

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This is an English DISCUSSION site. Posting only an icon with absolutely no clue as to what you mean, nor a single word in English, is NOT how it works. You will find your posts deleted if you continue to do this.
justina bandol
Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 4:31:34 PM
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Thank you so much.
Justina
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Fun and good to know! Thanks.
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