Rules FAQ

Rule Misc.

How to Count Putts

Q. Our club has a game each week for the lowest putts. What is the recommended method for counting putts?

A. The Rules of Golf do not address how statistics are kept. In USGA Championships where putts are counted, the player has made his first putt once he has made a stroke from the putting green and all subsequent strokes are counted as putts. It is up to the Committee in charge of the event to determine how putts will be counted and the method used for counting.