Originally Posted by Ernest Jones
You would really say that??? Seems like an awkward way to answer the question.
You wouldn't say, for example, I shot a 76 but we weren't putting out? You must have to do a lot of explaining on those days.
1. "Didn't keep score" is good enough...If anybody asked...Which they don't.
2. I really can't even remember the last time (if ever) a person asked me what score I shot after one of those "in the leather" games. My wife always asks how I played and I either say "Good", "Like crap", "I won" or "I lost".
To ask what I shot a person would have to know I played in one of those games, not know that we didn't play by the rules in that game, and care enough to ask. Those three things evidently never come together.
P.S. I also can't remember the last time I asked somebody what they shot (probably never), or at least long enough ago that I didn't yet know that their answer probably doesn't mean squat.
I just remembered the last time a person asked me what I shot in a round. He was a non-golfer that I worked with. When I made the mistake of giving him my answer (in an actual round) I had to spend the next 5 minutes explaining to him that the scores we shoot don't relate in any way to the scores the pros shoot, and it's like the difference between hitting a home run in a Little League game and a Major League game.
Edited by MS256 - 7/4/13 at 7:54am