When you play a hole in golf, there is a set score, or par, that you are expected to make. If you get the ball in the hole with that number of hits, you have made par. If you take more hits, you are over par. If you take fewer hits, you are under par.

So, for example, if the first hole in a course is par 4, they expect you to hit the ball 4 times to get it in the hole. Normally two of those hits should get you onto the green, while they give you two chances to putt it into the hole.

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