How is golf played?

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A player tees off from the designated teeing ground on the first hole, they then finish the hole in the lowest amount of strokes following the rules of the game. They then repeat 17 more times.

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'Score' in Golf is simply the total number of strokes it takes to complete the entire course. Individual hole scores are measured against the hole's stated par. For example, making a 4 on a hole designated a par 3 would give you a hole score of +1. At the end of a round, simply add up all your strokes on all the holes to get your score. Most courses are rated par 72, meaning that the par designations of all the holes total 72. This number will be printed on your scorecard. If I shoot an 80 on a par 72 course, I finished eight over par (+8). If I shoot a 69, I finished three under par (-3). It's the plus and minus numbers you typically see on a golf leaderboard.

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In strokeplay in relation to par. In matchplay, nett holes won. In amateur golf using stableford points, or nett score, which is handicap taken away from gross score.

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