How to Make a Golf Stroke Counter

Golf club and ball in mid air, close-up

To help remember the number of strokes taken on a hole during a round of golf, you can construct a simple stroke counter. A metal clip can fasten the counter to your belt loop. To use it, pull all the beads to the top of the counter. Each time you take a stroke, pull a bead down. Tally the number of beads after your last stroke for an accurate stroke count.

Tape the ends of a decorative cord with adhesive tape. This will make threading the cord ends through the beads easier.

Select 10 equally sized beads. Each needs a hole wide enough to allow the cord to pass through twice.

Fold the cord in half at its middle to form a loop. Pass the loop through the metal ring in the belt clip. Pass the ends of the cord through the loop and pull the ends to tighten the cord on the metal ring in a cow-hitch knot.

Thread one end of the cord through a bead and pull it up to just below the knot around the metal ring. Thread the other end of the cord through the bead in the opposite direction. Pull the cord ends so the bead is centered between them. Repeat this step nine more times with the rest of the beads.

Tie a knot in the cord about 2 inches past the last bead and trim the excess cord.