Tom Newton

The Irony of Golf

January 24, 2023

Golf! You hit down to make the ball go up. You swing left and the ball goes right. The lowest score wins. And on top of that, the winner buys the drinks. Golf is harder than baseball. In golf, you have to play your foul balls. If you find you do not mind playing golf…

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Group Tournament Pool – Game of 4s

January 16, 2023

Creating golf tournament pools is a fun way to add intrigue to watching any professional major tournament. Invite your buddies and pick a dollar amount to enter the tournament pool.  Decide if you will payout only to the winner, or 1st / 2nd / 3rd place.  (The more participants you have the more you might…

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January 2023 Newsletter

January 3, 2023

GG4G Newsletter January 2023 This newsletter is for anyone who loves everything golf and golf betting games. Please share with anyone you know who might enjoy it!     TOURNAMENTS TO WATCH Coming in February… PGA Events: 2-5         Pebble Beach Golf Links and others / Pebble Beach, CA (Golf and CBS) 9-12      Phoenix…

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Life as a high handicapper

January 3, 2023

Advice for high handicappers: It’s considered poor form to give yourself a 5 footer just because it’s for a double bogey. Don’t buy a putter if you haven’t had a chance to throw it. Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing. When your shot has to carry…

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The Plus | Minus Game

December 19, 2022

This is another fun game that helps focus on the basics for good scoring.  The game can be adapted for any number of players or groups with fairly similar handicaps. Prior to beginning the round the group agrees on a common dollar contribution for the winners pool.  Then each person plays their own ball  and…

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Progressive Best Ball

December 16, 2022

There are a number of published variations of this game.  Some call it 1-2-3 Best Ball. Progressive Best Ball is a team event played with multiple groups.  The scoring shifts from hole to hole by changing the number of team members whose score counts. Each team player plays his or her own ball with handicap…

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Plan the perfect golf buddy trip

December 10, 2022

PRINT THIS ARTICLE You may dream up the perfect golf trip, and then worry how things might go off the rails.  Expectations can differ, personalities can clash, money conflicts, and decisions about venues can all be a source of difficulties. So how do we make it the best possible experience? Choose participants carefully Think about…

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December 2022 Newsletter

December 3, 2022

TOURNAMENTS TO WATCH Coming in January… PGA Events: 05 -08    Sentry Tournament of Champions / Kapalua, Maui, HI 12-15     Sony Open / Waialae Country Club, Honolulu HI 19-22     The American Express / PGA West & La Quinta C.C., La Quinta, CA 25-28    The Farmers Insurance Open / Torrey Pines, San Diego CA PGA Champions: 16-21    Mitsubishi Electric Championship / Hualalai,…

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