Group Tournament Pool – Game of 4s

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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The Plus | Minus Game

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

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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Umbrella

Found this one at Golf Digest. Umbrella This is a 2 VS 2 game. So first use a method to randomly select partners.  (Like throw a tee and see where it points, or throw balls in the air and pick the two closest, or pair the high and low handicaps) Pick the betting amounts, either…

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A secret to game improvement

Golf side bets can be a great game improvement tool. There are many reasons to include side bets in your golf matches, but none are more valuable than the way a wager can help improve your game. How you say? Golf teachers tell us to “stay in the moment”, “one shot at a time”, “Focus…

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BINGO-BANGO-BONGO!

BINGO BANGO BONGO Win points by being in the right place at the right time. This challenge puts separate values on the long game, short game, and putting.   Three points are up for grabs on each hole. Points are assigned a dollar amount before the match begins. The nature of this game requires following proper…

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Ego – Scarcity – or Purist?

Is it just me, or do you find three kinds of golfers when playing side games? There are those who; 1) have great egos regarding a low handicap (forgetting to post bad rounds), 2) those who see their handicap as a scarcity tool…… trying to keep a high handicap to win more bets (never making…

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TOURNAMENT FUN

Try adding this clever addition to your golf tournament. It’s an excellent game to offer sponsors. Par 3 Poker awards random poker cards to each team players who land on the green with their tee shots on all Par 3s. (green in regulation). Teams accumulate cards on each Par 3 and then use them to…

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