How does a golf course consist?
Most golf courses consist of 18 holes (9 x 2), all of which must be played to complete a round of play. Each hole has a set par (number of shots required), but you keep score for each hole as you play, and after 18 holes, you calculate your total score for the round. The most standard course is an 18-hole par 72 course with four short holes (par 3), four long holes (par 5), and the remaining 10 holes are middle holes (par 4). However, there are many courses that have many short holes and few long holes, resulting in a par 71 or 70. It is also relatively rare to find a course with less than or more than par.
Golf Score Nomenclature
As shown in the example above, in golf, the score of each hole is recorded during play (in stroke play) and the winner is determined by the total of the scores. The score of each hole is written as a number on the scorecard, and if the player plays the hole in the prescribed number of strokes, such as four for a par 4, the score is par. If you hit one more than that, you get a bogey; if you hit one less, you get a birdie. Of course, the lower the score, the better.
Score -4: Triple Eagle (Condor)
Score – 3: Double Eagle (Albatross)
Score – 2: Eagle
Score -1: Birdie
Score +0: Par
Score +1: Bogey
Score +2: Double bogey
Score +3: Triple Bogey
Score +4: Quadruple bogey (turkey)
Score +4: Quintuple bogey
Most of the time, the score for each hole is between birdie and triple bogey, but for amateurs (aside from a few advanced players), birdies are not so easy to come by. For professionals, however, it is a different kind of battle to make as many birdies as possible, and even eagles are relatively common in the form of two-on-one putts on shorter long holes. An eagle can also sometimes be found in the form of a second shot on a par 4 or a hole-in-one on a par 3. On the other hand, a double eagle (commonly known as an albatross) is extremely rare and is sometimes seen in professional tournaments in the form of the second shot of a par 5. A hole-in-one on a par 4 is also an albatross, but such an albatross is even rarer. In the case of Condor, it is a hole-in-one on a par 5, so it rarely happens.
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