# TheGrint – Golf Scorecard Penalties

TheGrint – Golf Scorecard Penalties

Golf is not a game of perfect… therefore Golfers are meant to make mistakes and suffer the consequences when showing their final Score.

We have all said it at one point or another: “If I could have avoided that OB I would have shot a 79…. If my driver had passed that bunker, I would have… if I had… if … if…

And while many complaint that that’s just golf, we wanted to be able to track that “What if…” feeling. So we designed a simple system to track strokes lost, so you can know how many Strokes you “could have saved” if you didn’t make those mistakes and had those Penalties.

Below we have Mr. Bob Grint… this is an example of those Penalties we are talking about:

As you can see Bob Grint shot 80 on a Par 72 Course. Our system gave him 4.5 lost strokes.

In this case we want to say that most likely if Bob Grint wouldn’t have made those mistakes, he would have shot 76 or 75 (80 – 4).

However as you can see Bob was able to get the Par in 2 of those Holes where he had a Penalty, meaning that those Penalties didn’t or wouldn’t have hurt his Score (in this case), but these penalties can give you an idea of how many shots you could save if you were to avoid those miss shots.

Besides showing these Penalties on the Scorecard itself, we take those Penalties and use them for your Stats as well, so you can see how many Sand Saves you have in a Round or how many putts you usually have after a Water, Bunker, or even Out of Bounds.

The Graph below would be one of the Stats you would get when taking into consideration the Penalties you track while you play:

If you track as much information as possible, your TheGrint App will help you understand your Golf Game, your weaknesses and show you what you should be working on to lower your Golf Handicap and enjoy the Game even more.

All this information can be very useful. Please let us know if you have any feedback or ideas of what we could do to make them even more useful.

Thanks again!

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### 12 Responses to TheGrint – Golf Scorecard Penalties

1. Edward Vrana says:

What are Grints?

• TheGrinter says:

Hi Edward, good afternoon,

Thank you for contacting us.

Grints are the amount or percentage of Pars or better (birdies, eagles, etc) per round.

If you go to Trends and click on Grints, you will see all the possible scores in those graphs (Pars, Birdies, Bogeys, Double Bogeys, etc) per round.

Let us know if you need anything else.

Regards,

2. Cesar R Lopez says:

good system but has one inaccuracy when you have more than one penalty in a hole there is no way to mark in the system the 2 penalties. Example two times in the water in the same hole…. or maybe I don’t know how to score it in the app.

• TheGrinter says:

Hi Cesar, good afternoon,

Thank you for your comments. You actually can put more than 1 penalty in 1 hole, either on the App or the Website.

The meanings of the Acronyms for the Penalties we have are:

S = Greenside Sand
F = Fairway Sand
W = Water Hazard
O = Out of Bounds
D = Drop Shot
SS means that you hit the Greenside Sand twice.
FF means that you hit the Fairway Sand twice.
DD means that you had to drop the ball twice (because of unplayable or anything like that).
FS means that you hit the Fairway Sand and then the Greenside Bunker.

OS means that you hit it Out of Bounds and then you hit it into the Greenside Bunker.

And so forth.

You should be able to Add them.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Regards,

3. Ted Wollnik says:

Some of us are not on Facebook…so I hope we will continue to have access to The Grinter via email.

• TheGrinter says:

Hi Ted, good afternoon,

Yes, of course! You can send us questions about the Blog and Discussion if you want. We can reply to you on Thursday by e-mail and we will also discuss those questions with other people to see what their answers are.

We will always be helping by e-mail.

Regards,

4. Eric says:

I’ve noticed that there’s not a specific penalty code in TheGrint for a lost ball. I’ve been using O since out of bounds and a lost ball result in the same stroke and distance penalty, but it would be great if TheGrint could help me track those separately. Thanks!

• TheGrinter says:

Hi Eric, good morning,

Thank you for contacting us. We do not have a Lost Ball code but you can use the Drop Shot (D) when you lose your Ball. It is the same thing as you will be Dropping a New Ball.

Hopefully this helps.

Let us know if you have any other question.

Regards.

5. Ted Pietrolaj says:

Hi. In the Iphone App, how do you enter multiple penalties on a single hole? Thanks.

• TheGrinter says:

Hi Ted, good morning,

Thank you for your question. You actually can put more than 1 penalty in 1 hole, either on the App or the Website.

The meanings of the Acronyms for the Penalties we have are:

S = Greenside Sand
F = Fairway Sand
W = Water Hazard
O = Out of Bounds
D = Drop Shot
SS means that you hit the Greenside Sand twice.
FF means that you hit the Fairway Sand twice.
DD means that you had to drop the ball twice (because of unplayable or anything like that).
FS means that you hit the Fairway Sand and then the Greenside Bunker.

OS means that you hit it Out of Bounds and then you hit it into the Greenside Bunker.

And so forth.

You should be able to Add them. If you have more than 2 Penalties, on iPhone, as of now, you can’t add more than 2. But you can Edit the Score on the Website and Add the other Penalties you were not able to Add using the App.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Regards,

6. John Buesing says:

What is the letter code for lost ball?

• TheGrinter says:

Hi John, good morning,

Thank you for contacting us and for asking this question.

The same we answer to Eric about the same Lost Ball Penalty:
We do not have a Lost Ball code but you can use the Drop Shot (D) when you lose your Ball. It is the same thing as you will be Dropping a New Ball.

Let us know if you have any other question.

We will be having the Live Discussion on Facebook today, in case you want to Join and ask more questions.

Regards,