Negative numbers in golf are a good thing.
Think of par as zero on a number line, with “under par,” or negative numbers, to the left of zero and “over par,” or positive numbers, to the right.
The gross score is one under par.
What is a bad golf score?
A good golf score is a maximum of 108 strokes, while a bad score is considered to be 120 strokes or higher. Since golf is such a complex sport, there are many degrees of skill levels.
Is 70 a good golf score?
Scoring is relative, but golfers should aim for par. Golf courses normally have a par that ranges between 70 and 72; any score that is at par or under par is considered good.
Is 80 a good golf score?
According to data from the National Golf Foundation, only 26 percent of all golfers shoot below 90 consistently on regulation 18-hole courses; 45 percent of all golfers average more than 100 strokes per round. A player who shoots 85 is doing better than nearly three out of four of his golfing peers–a good score.
What does the average golfer score?
The “Official” Average
The USGA says that the average golfer in its system carries about a 15.0 handicap. This translates into an average score of about 90, close to that of a bogey golfer.