Proper Golf Scorecard Protocol

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Duration: 2:34

In this quick video lesson, Mark Wilson of the PGA Rules Committee teaches you the dos and don’ts of maintaining a legal golf scorecard. Keeping track of your score accurately and honestly reporting it afterward is one of the most essential components of the sport. Subject to disqualification, an inaccurate scorecard is the responsibility of the player and their marker, who is usually a fellow competitor.

Follow along as Mark discusses several tips for proper golf scorekeeping, and be sure to pay close attention when completing your cards. Find a quiet place after finishing your day on the course, and walk through the crucial steps one by one. Your round is only over once you’ve accurately tallied your scores for each hole and signed your card!