Here's a question that I haven't been able to find an answer to:
My father in law likes to mark his scorecards during a round like this.
0, 0, +1, +1, 0, -1.....etc
Where 0 is par for a particular hole and bogeys are +1 and birdies are -1. Doubles would be +2 and so forth.
I don't mind when he does it and I do realize during a round with your buddies this wouldn't be a problem as long as the math is right. But what about a tournament? What if you had 18 pars and wrote 18 0's on the card for a final score of 72? Would this be permitted once the card is signed and turned in? I can't imagine it would be but I can't find a rule governing the actual way to mark a card.
I know its a crazy question but I've been curious about this. He says it doesn't matter as long as the final tally is correct and true. I call BS as far as tournaments go. I seriously doubt anyone on the PGA is marking their cards like that.