 # How do I keep score in a round of golf?

Keeping score in a round of golf is an important part of the game. Here's a general overview of how to keep score in a round of golf:

1. Each hole is assigned a par, which is the number of strokes that a skilled golfer is expected to take to complete the hole. The par for a hole is usually displayed on a sign at the tee box.

2. For each hole, a golfer will take a certain number of strokes to complete the hole. This number is called the golfer's score.

3. To keep score, a golfer will subtract their score on a hole from the hole's par. For example, if a golfer takes 4 strokes on a par-3 hole, their score for that hole is +1 (4-3=1).

4. A golfer's score for the round is the sum of their scores on each hole. For example, if a golfer scores +1 on the first hole, +2 on the second hole, and -1 on the third hole, their score for the round is +2 (1+2-1=2).

5. A golfer's score for the round can be expressed as "over par" (e.g. +2) or "under par" (e.g. -1). A score that is equal to par is known as "level par".

6. A golfer can also keep track of their score using a scorecard, which is a small notebook that lists the par for each hole and has space to record the golfer's score.

7. To make it easier, nowadays golfers can also use a digital scorecard, which can be found on many golf apps, and they can easily record their score and keep track of their progress.