Weird poll ... I like that you put "I just trust my head" last, almost as an afterthought. I also think you need an accompanying poll showing age because I'm going to guess that about 99% of people under 85 will all vote "their head." I've seen those silly counters, and bead strings, etc, in the gadget section of the golf store, but I have never once played with somebody who actually used one.
That's one opinion. The poll shows about a 50-50 split between mental scoring and other methods, so without a breakdown by age I would hazard my own guess that yours is wrong. As far as ordering the choices, the current order is by complexity/cost of the solution; keeping track in your head is free and the simplest method, while a digital scorecard is usually the most expensive (taking into account the cost of the smartphone in addition to the free app run on it, in that case). I ordered the questions this way and not from simplest to most complex to encourage people to at least consider all options before saying you just keep track in your head.
BTW, this thread was post #2 on this forum, and this post, #4, will be my last as the welcome I have received has been downright chilling. Thank you Zeph, newtogolf, Hazard Magnet, indykappa, and Dave for your helpful and at least neutrally-voiced posts. Fourputt and David in FL, shame on you; I don't know how you got to be forum leaders or what the title implies here, but this forum will die if its "leaders" continue to show the elitism and snobbishness evident in your response to such a simple question.
Well, sorry to ruffle you're feathers, but some of us have different opinions, and discussions on this forum are 90% opinion, 10% factual data. You don't like what I said, refute it, don't run away.
I don't keep stats, and I don't see any real use for them. That is simply my opinion. I think that some get overly obsessed with that to the detriment of just having fun playing golf. Others would say that I'm overly obsessed with playing by the rules. I'm fine with their opinion as long as they just let me be. In spite of our differing opinions, we can still play together and have a great time, you keeping your stats and me obsessing over making a correct drop. It is what it is.