I bought this counter to keep track of my golf score at each hole. I am a novice and regularly score into double figures per hole. This counter allows you up to 9999, is very easy to read, easy to reset to zero by rotating knob and of robust construction. It is far superior to my previous electronic golf scorer which had a maximum of 9 per hole, was difficult to read in sunlight and was unreliable due to occasionally switching off. Also it is cheaper than the electronic version.