TEAM GAMES FOR FIVESOMES

Here’s how….. Select Teams Use a random method to divide into teams of 3 and 2. CLICK HERE for ideas. On the front nine the team of 2 gets to use a phantom player whose handicap is the same as the lowest player handicap from the team of 3. Scores for the phantom player follow…

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10 Best Games for a Golf Buddies Trip

Here’s a list that you and your golf buddies can play on your next golf trip to add some fun and competition to your rounds: 1.  Skins: Each hole is worth a certain amount of money or points. The player with the lowest score on each hole wins the “skin” for that hole.  You can…

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Golf Cheater Alert!!

The Ultimate Golf Cheater Ever play with a golf cheater?  Someone who always bumps their ball for a better lie, gives themselves 3 footers, marks their ball in the front and replaces it with the mark in the back, or mysteriously finds a lost ball, etc…. But there are some that can take it to…

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Justin Thomas favorite betting game

Justin was recently interviewed on the Golf Blog where he talked about his favorite betting games during practice rounds. He say’s his friends often play Close Out, which is an 18-hole match worth a set amount in a Match Play format.  You can play teams or individual. If the match ends before the 18th hole,…

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Golf Games for 2 Players

I found these games referenced in the book Golf Games from “Golf Trip Junkie” Bisque This is a two person Match Play game with a twist.  Use your stroke differential wherever you want instead of the designated handicap holes.  It’s really helpful when you have a hole that you know to be your nemesis. Simply…

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Quick, I need a Side Game!

Running late and need a quick and easy side game for your foursome.   Here’s seven great ideas: First, decide if you are using Net or Gross scoring.  I always prefer net, unless the difference in the groups handicaps is 3 or less. 1. NASSAU This ever popular game simply pays the winner of three deferent…

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Golf Monopoly

This game has its origins from the board game Monopoly.  Think of each hole as a street and the goal is to own a home on each street and collect rent from your opponents.  The player(s) with the lowest score owns a home on that hole. More than one player can earn a home on…

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Three Putt Monty

This game is inspired by a recent Instagram post by @bucketlistgolftrips shared by Jeff T., a loyal GG4Golf subscriber. Three Putt Monty is another performance side game that focuses on putting skills.  Before starting the game, choose a dollar buy-in  agreeable to all.  Let’s say $10 each for this example. Next use a random method…

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White Flag

What to do when a betting game goes bad. It is often said that matches are decided on the first tee, before the opening shots are struck. We’ve all been part of such lopsided affairs, when it quickly becomes clear that one side simply doesn’t stand a chance. In poker, that’s what’s known as “drawing…

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The KP Closer

This is another fun performance enhancing game. The goal of the game is to accumulate the most points by getting closer to the pin than your opponents on each hole. Rules: Points can only be won making shots from a minimum 100 yards from the green.  This means you “qualify.” Each player attempts to earn…

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