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Next hole score refers to the amount of shots a designated player will play on the next hole in golf. On each hole players will attempt to finish in as few shots as possible and this will be related to whatever the par is on the hole. Par is the amount of shots it is expected that an average player will use.
The next hole score betting market is one of the more rapid result selections bettors can choose in most tournaments. Rather than having to pick the exact number of shots that a golfer will take to sink the ball, the options are usually birdie or better (any number below par), par (the exact amount of shots for the hole), or bogey or worse (paid out if the player shoots over par for the hole).
The most popular betting markets when it comes to golf are still the outright winners but these kinds of selections keep the interest going for some bettors and also give them a chance to consolidate losses or build on their winnings as the tournament progresses.
As any golf course is measured by the par system it should be fairly straightforward to predict how players will do – but it is always difficult to successfully bet on markets such as next hole score as there are so many variables involved. The record for most consecutive birdies in a PGA Tour event, for example, is nine by Mark Calcavecchia. There will not have been many who would have predicted that.