Golf Score Counters – Knitting Row Counters

While I’m not a golfer, I know there are many, many of you out there who enjoy a round of golf. As I’ve been told, a bad round of golf is still better than a good day in the office!

If you’re still learning or perfecting your game, you may find that you have trouble remembering how many shots you’ve taken on each hole. Maybe you’re too busy concentrating on your swing, figuring out which club to use, working on your stance, or just getting a feel for the course. Maybe you’re not a numbers person. Using a golf score counter can help to take away the stress of remembering how many strokes you’ve taken so you can concentrate on the other aspects of the game (including the social aspects!).

Golf score counter (non-elastic) with blue beads and lime green cotton cord - clip it on your belt loop or golf bag or somewhere within reach

Golf score counter (non-elastic) with blue beads and lime green cotton cord – clip it on your belt loop or golf bag or somewhere within reach

Some counters are made to be worn as bracelets, on elastic cord like the black, clear and gold one below. Others are meant to be clipped on to your belt loop, golf bag or elsewhere on non-elastic cords like the blue one with lime green cotton cord above. Depending on your style and preference, you should be able to find one that works best for you.

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Black and clear counter on gold elastic cord – it can clipped together to slip over the wrist and be worn as a bracelet or clipped to hang down from a belt loop or on a golf bag

You might be thinking, how does this work?  You slide one bead down for each stroke you take (or row you finish), and at the end count the number of beads you moved. Then reset it for the next time. Most counters come with 9 or 10 beads on them. They can be made shorter (or longer though I don’t think that you are allowed more than 10 points per hole?) according to your needs. Bead sizes also play a part in the overall length of the counter.

I’ve also had a customer ask me to make him a counter for disc golf or Frisbee golf. In that instance, the customer asked for fewer beads because he wanted to keep the overall length shorter.

Colorful swirl beads on black non-elastic cord http://www.etsy.com/listing/157955203/golf-score-or-stroke-counter-clip-black

Colorful swirl beads on black non-elastic cord

Knitters use them to count rows while knitting. Someone mentioned to me that she learned to keep chocolate candies nearby while knitting, and at the end of each row you eat one, but this is a more permanent method and easier on the waistline as well! Not that I have anything against chocolate…

Someone else suggested using two of them in different colors when at a local baseball field to keep track of the scores if a formal scoreboard or scorekeeper wasn’t available. I love it when people think outside the box.

More recently, I have had a dog trainer order them in a smaller size with 6 beads to give out to her human students who are learning to train their puppies. She uses a method called TAG teaching and they call these types of counters “tagulators.” If you’re interested in one or more counters for this type of training, please feel free to contact me as well. I am happy to do custom orders for one piece or many.

Custom made tagulators with 6 beads used for dog training

Custom made tagulators with 6 beads used for dog training

Please watch my Etsy shop for new golf score counters coming soon. If you have a request for a different color, quantity or size, please contact me and I will be happy to work with you. Happy golfing!

Updated 9/2013

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