Friday, July 23, 2010

More Creative Uses of the Golf Score Card

Alan, our Las Vegas connection, suggested to us the check-mark system for scoring when we played with him a couple of weeks ago at the Prairie Dog Open. We must admit that this system is appealing to us on several levels. We’re not ignoring the score card, but we’re not exactly cooperating, either. This seems quite compatible with WNMLF guidelines.

Another option that has come to our attention is the POEM option. In homage to Garrison Keillor’s Professional Organization of English Majors (POEM), this system allows the mathematically-challenged golfer to add 4 and 5 and come up with 6. You get the idea.

Several months ago, another scoring system we call “Crazy Eights” occurred to us, but we have not yet worked out the details. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Stay tuned. We’re certain there is more to come on this subject.


  1. I wonder if you could work in least you'd have an excuse to shout it on the course!

  2. How about playing against your own par? Say you decide that six is a nice number for par. If you have a seven on a hole, your score is +1. Or if you have a six, your score is -1. It's such an easy way to put small numbers on that scorecard!