Using switch() with Golf Code instead of if/else

Tell us what’s happening:
yes, i knew i could use chaining of if/else-if statements but this wouldn’t work when i tried using it with a switch() case. particularly the cases with a comparison operator. can anyone please explain why my code isn’t working?.. Thank you!

Your code so far

var names = ["Hole-in-one!", "Eagle", "Birdie", "Par", "Bogey", "Double Bogey", "Go Home!"];
function golfScore(par, strokes) {
  // Only change code below this line
    return names[0];

    case (strokes) <= (par -2):
    return names[1];

    case(par -1):
    return names[2];

    case (par):
    return names[3];

    case (par +1):
    return names[4];

    case (par + 2):
    return names[5];

    case strokes >= (par +3):
    return names[6];
    return "Change Me";
  // Only change code above this line

// Change these values to test
golfScore(4, 7);

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Link to the challenge:

The second and seventh cases in your switch are not numbers (they are logical checks, true or false) but you are checking to see if they match a number (the value of strokes).

Switch works by checking each case to see if it matches a value. This isn’t a good use case for switch because two of the things you need to check do not fit into that model. Switch works well when you have a set of known values of the same type that you want to switch between.

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thanks a lot for the information. now, i know better!