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Old 06-22-2014, 04:15 PM
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How does everyone score their game, is 3 standard for par?

I've been wondering about this for a while. I've mostly only played with my husband and his family and friends that they started playing disc golf with about 10 years ago.

We always play whichever course we're on as all par 3's. A lot of the courses we go to have 4's or 5's listed on their printed scorecards, but we always ignore those.

I played in two tournaments at the same park, and it was declared that it was being played as par 3 on all holes. The second tournament, the scorecard did not reflect this and it caused an issue with scoring.

What's the norm elsewhere?
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Old 06-22-2014, 04:18 PM
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I usually go by par, and my home course happens to be all par 3's. But it's the total number of throws that really matter.

Par 3 also makes for easy scoring.
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Old 06-22-2014, 04:22 PM
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Calling it all "par 3s" is simply a math trick. All that is important is the total score.

For tournaments, par is meaningless except in the case of a player missing holes at the start of the round (since the penalty for missed holes is par plus four throws). Otherwise, score is reported as the number of throws+penalties made on each hole. Really doesn't matter whether any given hole is birdied, parred, bogied or otherwise.
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Old 06-22-2014, 04:26 PM
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I write down the number of throws it takes me to complete the hole. I do that for every hole and at the end of the round I add those numbers up. And that is my score.
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Old 06-22-2014, 04:28 PM
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I counut throws.

Par is not useful in our sport.
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Old 06-22-2014, 04:29 PM
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Ah, that makes sense. I kept asking my husband and brother in law about it, and they didn't quite explain it from that point of view.

The problem at the tournament was that some people were using the "par" total at the top of the card and adding/subtracting according to that. That is why I asked the question. Some were doing that rather than counting 3 + 4 + 2, etc. They were counting 0 + 1, -1 then using that total to add to the "par" total on the card, which was really a few higher due to some being par 4's.

I guess I am making more complicated than it really is, I tend do that.
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Old 06-22-2014, 04:38 PM
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Ah, that makes sense. I kept asking my husband and brother in law about it, and they didn't quite explain it from that point of view.

The problem at the tournament was that some people were using the "par" total at the top of the card and adding/subtracting according to that. That is why I asked the question. Some were doing that rather than counting 3 + 4 + 2, etc. They were counting 0 + 1, -1 then using that total to add to the "par" total on the card, which was really a few higher due to some being par 4's.

I guess I am making more complicated than it really is, I tend do that.
If they were doing the bolded in relation to the par on the card, shouldn't the total come out the same as just adding everything up? Or did they do +/- relative to 3, then added it to the card's total par which obviously was not 27 or 54?

Either way, it seems like any math errors were operator errors that would have happened no matter what the scorecard said regarding par.
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Old 06-22-2014, 04:44 PM
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Par is simply a shorthand way to record strokes on a scorecard.
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Old 06-22-2014, 04:50 PM
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We don't put actual hole pars on scorecards in tournaments because players can't seem to add properly when there are pars other than 3. As far as needing it, yes we do at least for this happening right now: http://www.pdga.com/apps/tournament/...=16381&Div=MPO
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I write down the number of throws it takes me to complete the hole. I do that for every hole and at the end of the round I add those numbers up. And that is my score.
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