Simplified Score Card
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rom The American Golfer Magazine November 1908

 

As a method for doing away with the necessity of turning over the score card to ascertain on which holes strokes should be taken in handicap match play, THE AMERICAN GOLFER takes pleasure in suggesting the simple addition of a column of figures on the front which will clearly show the proper sequence for taking or giving strokes.

Here is the usual form of table for the course covered:

HOLES AT WHICH STROKES ARE TO BE TAKEN.

1 at 4
2 at 4,6
3 at 4,6,17
4 at 4,6,7,17
5 at 4,6,7,15,17
6 at 2,4,6,7,15,17
7 at 2,4,6,7,10,15,17
8 at 2,4,6,7,10,15,17,18
9 at 2,4,6,7,10,13,15,17,18
10 at 2,3,4,6,7,10,13,15,17,18
11 at 1,2,3,4,6,7,10,13,15,17,18
12 at 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,10,13,15,17,18
13 at 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,10,12,13,15,17,18
14 at 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,12,13,15,17,18
15 at 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12,13,15,17,18
16 at 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12,13,14,15,17,18
17 at 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,17,18
18 at 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18

Check off the rotation of holes at which strokes are taken as follows: 4, 6, 17, 7, 15, 2, 10, 18, 13, 3, 1, 8, 12, 5, 11, 14, 9 and 16. Then put the figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 opposite the sequence of holes and the card is ready for use.

As a method for doing away with the necessity of turning over the score card to ascertain on which holes strokes should be taken in handicap match play, THE AMERICAN GOLFER takes pleasure in suggesting the simple addition of a column of figures on the front which will clearly show the proper sequence for taking or giving strokes.

The rule for the application of this simplified card isó "Take a stroke at every hole that has a figure equal to or less than your handicap opposite it." 

Holes Dist Par Strokes Self Opp. Holes Dist Par Strokes Self Opp.
1 334 4 11     10 365 4 7    
2 370 4 6     11 236 3-1/2 15    
3 347 4 10     12 260 4 13    
4 530 5 1     13 362 4 9    
5 225 3-1/2 14     14 185 3 16    
6 520 5 2     15 340 4 5    
7 390 4-1/2 4     16 115 3 18    
8 315 4 12     17 430 5 3    
9 175 3 17     18 400 4-1/2 8    
  ____
3207
__
37
        ____
2693
__
35
     

 Note that some holes had pars involving 1/2 strokes, not unusual for 1908  

For example, on the sample card below, if you are to receive two strokes, you simply run your eye down the stroke column and see that you get your strokes on the 4th and 6th holes. If you receive seven strokes, you get them on the 2d, 4th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 15th and 17th, and so on. In order to make the reading as clear as possible, the figures in the stroke column should be printed in a different color ink. The process of changing the card from the present form to the new is less complicated than to ask the golfer to do it himself every time he goes out on the links and gives or receives strokes. A trial of the new system is invited and cards from various clubs adopting it will be appreciated by the Editor of THE AMERICAN GOLFER.

Talk about the things in golf we take for granted ! 

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