Golf Code Issues

My main issue is golfScore(4, 4) and (5, 5) not returning par.

const names = ["Hole-in-one!", "Eagle", "Birdie", "Par", "Bogey", "Double Bogey", "Go Home!"];

function golfScore(par, strokes) {
  // Only change code below this line
if (strokes == 1){
  return "Hole-in-one!";
}else if(strokes <= par-2){
  return "Eagle";
}else if(strokes == par-1){
  return "Birdie";
}else if(strokes == par){
  return "par";
}else if(strokes == par + 1){
  return "Bogey";
}else if(strokes == par + 2){
  return "Double Bogey";
}else(strokes >= par + 3);{
  return "Go Home!";

  // Only change code above this line

golfScore(5, 4);

Your code has syntax errors - specifically the usage of if-else if-else .

Could be more specific? I am not getting any syntax errors in the console. In addition, when I test for the scores (4,4) and (5,5) with console.log(golfScore(#,#)) they both return par. However, when I run my test I get an error saying my scores should return par.

That is a syntax error.

SyntaxError: unknown: Missing semicolon. (17:25)

15 | }else if(strokes === par + 2){
16 | return “Double Bogey”;

17 | }else(strokes >= par + 3){
| ^
18 | return “Go Home!”;
19 | }

Welcome :wave:

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You can refer/search online or your course notes for the correct usage of the if-else construct. Note that the usage of the else towards the end of the if-else.

}else{ return "Go Home!"; }
I have fixed the syntax error, but still get the issue with my test run telling me my (4, 4) and (5,5) are not returning par. However, console.log says otherwise.

// running tests golfScore(4, 4) should return the string Par golfScore(5, 5) should return the string Par


:+1: Your code works fine.

Also, you can use the array variable names values within your function instead of the string return values.

I appreciate your input, however I am still unable to progress past this part. I am unsure as to why exactly, perhaps this section is bugged?

Are you sure what is expected and what is returned values are same? Using the names array values in the code will definitely pass!


OMG the “P” in my par string is not capital!!!

The correct way of using the provided array of values, for example:

if (strokes == 1) {
    return names[0];

This way, you will not make any mistakes regarding the returned values. They will be correct always.

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It should be “Par”, not “par”
You should replace the strings with their array indexes, so that you do not mess up with the spellings and stuff

i.e, instead of “Hole-in-one!” it should be names[0]

HI! I got the answer already but I still do not understand how to get the front number.

For example golfScore(4, 1) should return the string Hole-in-one!

That 4 is the number of times / swings to put the golf ball in a hole?

The OP didn’t provide a link to the challenge but it can be deduced that the first number is the expected number of tries/swings someone makes for a specific hole while the second number is actual achieved number of tries. So for a hole that has 3 as the first parameter, if you get the ball in the hole in exactly 3 tries then you have achieved “par”.

:sweat_smile: Thanks. I guessed it correctly.