Originally Posted by JsTs
Ok I'm not sure if I'm allowed to make a new thread about golf prop bets but I'm interested in doing a wager with some friends.
I've been golfing on a real course a total of one time for part of a bachelor party thing in Florida. I finished 6 holes before calling it quits and going to the club house. I've been to the driving range maybe 5 times - probably hit less than 200 balls total.
What is the over/under on strokes for someone like me at a par 3 course (I guess there's 3 or 4 par 4s) for 9 holes?
Well how well did you do? I'm assuming badly but you never actually said what you shot. If you are "really bad", and the par of that course is 30 you'll probably shoot about 60 or worse. Depends on if those par 4s have out of bounds hazards or if there is a lot of water on the course and how good of a putter you are matters a lot but I think you'd be good to triple bogey every hole. 65 might even be a good number.
Par 3s are not easy at all to par. If you never play you will pretty much be lucky to pick the correct club within 1 (if you need a 7i you'd be lucky to pull out the 6i or 8i). So your distance will be really bad, especially if there is wind. You probably won't hit 1 green all day. And pitching and chipping from uneven lies next to a green is hard for beginners. Your basic hole will probably be miss the green by 20 yards. Hit a bad pitch shot or duff one and still be off the green. Or skull and be on the other side of the green. Then hit your third on the green but nowhere near the hole then lag to 10 feet then not come close to sinking the double bogey putt then make a solid putt for triple.