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Why do you want the lowest score in golf, instead of the highest.

i know you need to get it in the least amount of shots. But in your opinion would you like it higher or the way it is... and why

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Well, the reason the scoring is the way it is now is because each hole has a 'par' number of swings. Your score isn't just based on number of swings, it's based on the number of swings relative to par. If the hole you are on has a par of 4 swings, and you get it in the hole in 2 swings, then you are 2 under par, or -2. If the score was converted into a positive number of points, it would take longer and be bit confusing. Instead of just saying "you were 2 under par, so score is -2", it would be "You were two under par, so you get two points," or "You were two over par, so you lose two points." Overall the way it is now is just simpler, and since that's the way it's always been it would be almost impossible to switch to a new scoring system now.

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thanks! very helpful.
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How about 400 over "par" and two cars I hit on the freeway ! Plus rolling the cart !
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Golf keeps score backwards. Lowest score wins.

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its scored by how many times it takes you to get it in a hole so the fewer times is better

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i know. but i wish it was the highest score for the lowest attempts
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to show you put the ball in the holes in the least number of shots. even I could get it in all 18 holes if I had about 400 attempts (well, maybe!!!)..;-)

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same here! not good at golf.
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ha! actually, I play and teach tennis..(we're the good guys) lol...;-)
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justbored

that's the way the rules work. strange, I know, but that's the way it works

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If you make it in less time it's good but long no

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I can see where your coming from, but I think its best to leave it the way it is due to the fact that your overall goal is to make it in the least amount of shots VS a game like basketball where you goal is to make the most. It all comes down to objective of the sport at hand.

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I always play for the highest score because I can't play golf at all ! I gave up on the lowest scores ! I add the hunks of grass I knock out to the score too ! It's more fun that way ! Now if the holes were as big as a basketball hoop , I would be a pro !

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same here. no good at it either!
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It's more fun to whack the ball out on the freeway ! I've wiped out enough grass divots to make somebodys front lawn !
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me 2! hate it
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Hey , how about a vote ! Whenever you want to take a nap , put Golf on the TV and you'll be asleep in no time ! I always wanted to be at one of those tournaments and when it's all quiet before the guy makes his shot , rip a big loud fart !
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Oh bro! You had me rollin' with this one! ROFLMBO! I'll give you votes! Star and a smiley.

Never played. One time I went to a driving range. Missed the ball I teed, and hit the bucket. Well? Stop laughin'! Low score wins! My bucket was empty with just one swing! Tiger Woods, step aside! Happy is gonna school ya!
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Least amount of swings of the club to put the ball in the hole. Pretty simple.

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The point is to be better than your opponent at getting the little ball into the hole. The shots are counted. If you are better it is a lower number of shots. Hence a lower score.

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