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Official Rules of Disc Golf

808 Scoring

Last updated: Sunday, December 31, 2023 - 19:12

  1. Each player must keep an independent scorecard recording scores after each hole for the entire group. A player who refuses to keep score may be subject to disqualification.
  2. Players may delegate scorekeeping duties only to their designated caddie.
  3. After each hole has been completed, each player records the score for every player in the group in a manner that makes each score clear to every player in the group. Any warnings or penalty throws are to be noted along with the score for the hole.
  4. The score for a player on a hole is the total number of throws, including penalty throws. The total score for the round is the sum of all hole scores, plus any additional penalty throws. The use of anything other than a number as a score (including the lack of a score) is subject to penalty as described in 808.G.2.
  5. If there is disagreement about the score a player reports, the group reviews the hole and attempts to arrive at the correct score. If the group cannot reach consensus on the player's score, they seek the help of an Official or the Director as soon as is practical. If all players in the group agree that a score is incorrect, the score may be corrected before the scorecard is submitted.
  6. All players are responsible for reconciling and submitting their copy of the scorecard within 30 minutes of when their group finishes their round. A player who has not submitted their scorecard on time receives two penalty throws.
  7. After the scorecard has been submitted, the total score as recorded is final, except for the following circumstances:
    1. Penalty throws may be added or removed by the Director up until the Director declares the tournament over, or all awards have been distributed.
    2. If a player submits a scorecard where their total score or hole scores are incorrect, improperly recorded, or missing, two penalty throws are added to the correct total score. Those penalty throws are not added when the score has been adjusted for other violations determined after the player had submitted an otherwise correct scorecard.
    3. A player is not penalized if another member of their group submits an incorrect scorecard.