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PostSubject: what does gimme the green mean and how to give strokes?   Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:40 am

just wondering if someone could explain what gimme the green means?

also, sometimes i see people here saying to give strokes and then saying something like 9-9 or 3-4-5 or...something like that. what do the numbers mean?

thanks for explaining to a noob!
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PostSubject: Re: what does gimme the green mean and how to give strokes?   Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:18 am

if you putt the ball to within putter length of the pin, your playing kakis may just 'give' you the shot, so you don't have to putt it in, just count it as one stroke. Hence, a 'gimme'

giving strokes works like this:

let's say your playing partner 'gives' you 4-4. that means on the front 9, you get 4 strokes, and same for the back 9. which means, if he shoots a 45 on the front 9, and you shoot a 48, then 48-4 = 44, which means you beat his 45. if you shoot 50, then 50-4=46, which loses to his 45. Then apply the same for the back 9.

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PostSubject: Re: what does gimme the green mean and how to give strokes?   Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:11 am

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ghoonk wrote:
if you putt the ball to within putter length of the pin, your playing kakis may just 'give' you the shot, so you don't have to putt it in, just count it as one stroke. Hence, a 'gimme'

giving strokes works like this:

let's say your playing partner 'gives' you 4-4. that means on the front 9, you get 4 strokes, and same for the back 9. which means, if he shoots a 45 on the front 9, and you shoot a 48, then 48-4 = 44, which means you beat his 45. if you shoot 50, then 50-4=46, which loses to his 45. Then apply the same for the back 9.

hope that helps Smile
Hi bro....just checking....if someone give 4/4 as example, is it common or SOP to assume that it is as what you illustrated or is it to imply to the 4 low index hole only? reason for asking, because recently I kena confused and just follow s
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PostSubject: Re: what does gimme the green mean and how to give strokes?   Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:46 am

4/4 can be match play or stroke play, if match play index 1 3 5 7, or 2 4 6 8 you are given one stroke each, but for stroke play just the total stroke of the first 9 and second 9..
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PostSubject: Re: what does gimme the green mean and how to give strokes?   Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:07 am

thanks for the explanations! actually, another nood question: does it matter which hole you are giving stroke or which 9? in the end it affects the total outcome the same way?

also, sometimes i see 3-4-5, does this mean the game is for 3 x 9 holes?
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PostSubject: Re: what does gimme the green mean and how to give strokes?   Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:39 am

In golf we also learn mathematics. I wonder if they will ever have 4/4 in next years maths paper Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: what does gimme the green mean and how to give strokes?   Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:02 pm

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thanks for the explanations! actually, another nood question: does it matter which hole you are giving stroke or which 9? in the end it affects the total outcome the same way?

also, sometimes i see 3-4-5, does this mean the game is for 3 x 9 holes?

nobody will ever give 3 4 5. Sure lose.

Anyway that means either match play or stroke play 3 extra strokes for par 3, 4 extra for par 4 and 5 extra for par 5.

As for which hole you give for 4/4 etc, it is very important for the correct holes with lowest index if it is match play. It could affect result drastically

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PostSubject: Re: what does gimme the green mean and how to give strokes?   Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:06 pm

means give ratan lah... 4-4 means 4 strokes in the morning and 4 strokes in the evening... DGman is very good at giving strokes in his storeroom... if unclear, feel free to drop him a PM... i am sure a free demo is very possible:)
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