Gail used the food. Drink menu at the bar with golf-themed beverages. It takes a lot of balls to golf like I do. The ultimate can cooler for anyone who plays golf like a pro! We ship worldwide. Order yours today! Golf Cart. Golf fans, I have just the thing for you!! Golf was first played back in 15th century Scotland. It is a game with a long history and a long way to go before you can master the game.
The ins and outs of learning how to play golf could fill a book. Golf Pong: like the drinking game beer pong, and players chipped golf balls into six large red barrels. Retirement Parties First Birthday Parties. Kids Crafts Projects For Kids. On par-three holes, the wolf is the second-closest to the pin after the first shot. If there's a tie, players decide whether the stakes carry to the next hole. Any amount carried over goes to the next winning "team", whether it's the wolf or the hunters.
Carryovers make Wolf a more interesting game. Large pots make it advantageous to be the wolf, because the wolf doesn't split the pot. Thus, strategy off the tee becomes important, and players will jockey to become the wolf. Honor off the tee is established by the net score on the previous hole. Play with full handicaps. Scotch Foursome -a. Alternative Shot Scotch Foursomes are the most popular gambling format in Great Britain, where it's simply called a "Foursome.
Use one-half of combined handicaps. You must put some thought into who drives which holes. Do the holes that require a good carry tend to be odd or even? Put your long hitter on those tees. Do the par-threes fall on the odds or evens? Put your target hitter on them. The Scotch Foursome is an excellent game. It really brings a team together, for better or worse.
It's also a fast game, as players tend to walk ahead of their partners in a leapfrog fashion. The popularity of this format is one of the main reasons golf is played faster overseas, where a quick pace is de rigueur. Most players in the U. Bridge Not being much of a card player, I can only take it on faith that this game has something to do with bridge. On the other hand, I don't really care, because this is an excellent golf game for foursomes.
At the tee, one pair makes a "bid" on how many strokes play net or gross it will take their team to complete the hole. For instance, if they bid 10, they are betting they can play the hole in 10 strokes or fewer combined. The bet is typically a dollar a player. The other team then has three options: 1. Bid lower than Take the bet 3. Take the bet and double it. The first team may then double it back, if they wish.
Once the bidding finishes, play the hole. Selected Score In this game, each golfer plays 36 holes. Each then arrives at a final score by combining the two rounds, selecting the best net score from each of the 18 holes.
The winner is the player with the lowest total. This format is usually played with two-thirds or three-fourths handicap. Selected score is a fun, leisurely format to use over a weekend, although I've seen some fanatics pack it all into one day. Medal Play is the most basic format for golf tournaments. Contestants simply play 18 holes and prizes go to players with the best gross scores and net scores. Medal Play is the most serious and least forgiving tournament format no gimmies!
Scramble In a Scramble, each foursome is a team competing against all other foursomes. Each player in the group drives off the tee, then all four golfers play their second shorts from the best-driven ball. All then play their third shots from the best second ball, and so on. Each player in a foursome must have at least four of their drives used by the group. Don't wait until the end! Handicaps are not used during play, but they are used to create teams.
All players should split into four handicap groups lowest to highest. Use four hats, and pick a player from each hat to form a team. A Scramble usually calls for a shotgun start, preceded by lunch or followed by dinner. Seven-or-eight-under is usually the score to beat. Flag Tournament In a Flag Tournament, each player receives a certain number of strokes - usually the course par plus two-thirds of the player's full handicap.
So, a handicapper on a par course gets 82 strokes. He then plays 82 shots and stops, planting a flag on the spot where his 82nd shot landed. The flags should be provided on the first tee by the tournament director. Each participant should have his name taped to his flag. This way, as players make their way through the back nine, they can see where others bit the dust. If a player finishes all 18 holes before using his total strokes, he should either keep playing until he's out of strokes or stop.
Under the first option, the winner is the player who plants his flag farthest on the course. Under the second, the winner is whoever has the most strokes remaining after 18 holes. The reason two-thirds handicap is used, though, is so most people will finish somewhere inside of regulation. One additional rule: You can't plant a flag past a hole that you haven't completed.
In other words, if you're five feet short of a green with one stroke left, you can't blast the ball with your 2-iron onto the next fairway. Also, if the farthest two players both finish on the same green, the winner is the golfer closer to the hole.
A flag tournament is essentially Stroke Play with a handicap, but the twist makes it a little more interesting. Pink Ball To play Pink Ball, use teams of four. Each foursome has a hideous, bright pink ball that rotates among players. Of course, the ball can be any color, but the more obnoxious, the better. Player 1 uses it on the first hole, player 2 on the second, and so on.
Take the best two net scores on each hole and add them. Whoever has the pink ball on a given hole must contribute one of the two scores. One variation: The golfer with the pink ball is automatically disqualified if he loses it.
This introduces the possibility of the Rabbit being loose on the 9 th , in which case, it is lost. Players then have the option of doubling the value of the Rabbit on the back 9. A great game, full of twists and excitement.
Thus, every hole can have different partners. The player teeing off first is the Wolf. He then watches as each of the other players hit their tee shots. The Wolf has the option to pick one of them as his partner on the hole — but he must choose the player immediately after that player has hit i.
If the Wolf decides that none of the other 3 shots were to his liking, he may play the hole alone, against the other three. If so, then both the Wolf and his partner score 1 point each If they lose, then the Hunters get 1 point each. Ties may be carried over, or erased. A Wolf playing alone receives double the points if he wins, or loses double points to each of the other three players if he loses. In Lone Wolf, the winnings are worth triple but so are losses. For those truly adventurous or foolhardy , the Lone Wolf may declare his intentions to go it alone before his own tee shot.
In this case, all bets are quadrupled. Note: The player in last place after the 16 th hole is usually given the courtesy of being the Wolf on the 17 th and 18 th holes. This game can be played by any number of players, and is based on points. The beauty of this game is that it puts hackers on an equal footing with scratch players — without handicaps being needed.
To Play: There are three points available on each hole. The first player to get his ball on the green gets a point Bingo. Once all balls are on the green, the player whose ball is closest to the pin gets a point Bango. And the player who is first to hole out gets a point Bongo. Example : Our foursome tees off on a par-4, and everyone outdrives Dan. Angus and Ben both hit their approach shots safely onto the green, but Charlie leaves it just short, on the fringe.
Now that all 4 balls are on the green, the closest to the pin Charlie gets the Bango point. He is the first to hole out, and earns the Bongo point. The payout: At the end of 18, the player with the most points wins. Note that this game requires strict etiquette to be enforced. Tee-off honours must also be followed best score on the previous hole tees off first, and so on , especially on par-3s.
This is a great 2-person team game that really lives up to its name. It is also a fun variation for a social tournament. From there, the team members play alternate shots until their ball is holed out. So, if Angus hit the chosen drive, then Ben plays the second shot, Angus would play the third shot, and so on until the hole is completed.
At the end of the hole, the team score is recorded. The lowest hole team score wins the pot. For example: Charlie hdcp 15 gets 15 free shots to play any time he wants. So if he chunks his tee shot into the water on the third hole, no problem: he simply reloads and now has 14 mulligans left.
Note: The only common rule here is that you cannot replay the same shot twice i. The ultimate can cooler for anyone who plays golf like a pro! We ship worldwide. Order yours today! Golf Cart. Golf fans, I have just the thing for you!! Golf was first played back in 15th century Scotland. It is a game with a long history and a long way to go before you can master the game. The ins and outs of learning how to play golf could fill a book.
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Another name for a Round Robin a k a Sixes or Hollywood format. The initials "C. Choker A choker tournament is one using 3- or 4-person teams in which one team member goes it alone on each hole, with his or her score required to count as half the team score for that hole.
That puts a lot of pressure on that player to perform - and also gives him the chance to choke. Hence, the name of the format. Let's say our tournament is a 4-man Choker. The players are A, B, C and D. On the first hole, Player A is the choker - he plays alone. The other three - B, C, and D - play as a team. At the conclusion of the hole, Player A's solo score and B-C-D's score are added together to create the team score. The three members on each hole who are playing the team ball might be playing any number of formats; they might each play their own ball and count the one low score; they might be playing a scramble.
If it's a 3-man Choker, then the two players teaming on each hole might play alternate shot. There are options, in other words. Perhaps the most common variety of Choker is this: All team members tee off on each hole. The best drive is selected, and the golfer who hit it becomes the choker. He completes the hole solo. The other team members play a scramble into the hole, with their scramble score combining with the choker's score.
Have a course handicap of 14? You get 14 mulligans to use during the round. The game can be played with full handicaps, as just cited, but it is most common to use only three-fourths or two-thirds of handicaps. That forces the player to be judicious in using his replay strokes.
Two other conditions usually apply: The first tee shot of the day may not be replayed, and no shot can be replayed twice. Criss Cross This can be a tournament format or a betting game among friends. In Cross Cross, the front nine and back nine holes are paired up - No. Following the round, compare the scores you recorded on No. Compare No.
Then add up the 9 holes you've circled. That's your Criss Cross score. As a tournament, Criss Cross is usually played in flights using gross scores; handicaps can be used to determine flights. Daytona Daytona is a variation on the Las Vegas betting game: A 2-vs. In Las Vegas, they are paired with the low number going first. Player A makes 5, Player B makes 6, that combines to form In Daytona, which number goes first depends on whether either player made par or better.
If one of the partners makes par or better, you combine the scores to form the lowest number. But if both golfers on a side make bogey or worse, their scores are combined to form the highest number. If on a par-4, the partners make a 5 and 7, that becomes not 57 but See Las Vegas for more about the basic structure.
Derby - Another name for Shoot Out. Disaster or Trouble The format the goes by the names Disaster or Trouble is a points game in which the winner at the end of the round is the player or team that has collected the fewest number of points.
That's because points are "awarded" for bad shots. Hit a ball out of bounds, for example, and that's a point. Your group can come up with its own list point-earners and value for each. But one common point system is this:. Eliminator Tournament format for 4-person teams, or a betting game for several groups of four.
Also known as In the Bucket, is a best-ball format with a twist: As a player's score is used for the team score, he is "eliminated" from counting as the team score on ensuing holes, until only one player is left whose score is eligible to be used then the process starts over.
Player A is the low-ball on the first hole. On the second hole, Player B is the low-ball. All players move on to Hole 3, but the scores of A and B are now ineligible; only C and D have a chance to provide the team score. On No.
And that leaves Player D as the lone survivor - his or her score must be used on the fourth hole as the team score. On Hole 5, the rotation starts over. The object is, of course, to hit fairways and greens. The catch is that you have to be the only player in your group to hit the fairway off the tee to win the bet or the only player in your group to hit the green in regulation to win the bet.
Determine before the round the value of each fairway and each green. Each hole excluding par-3s has two bets - one for the fairway and one for the green. If two or more players find the fairway or two or more players are on the green in regulation, then that bet carries over to the following hole ala skins.
Each golfer in a group tracks his points earned through the round. At the end of the round, high points wins an overall bet the amount of which is set before the round. Favorite Holes Before the round, each golfer in your groups ponies up the agreed-upon amount of money for the Favorite Holes pot.
Next, each golfer circles three holes on his or her scorecard - her favorite holes, the ones where she typically scores great. At the end of the round, each golfer tallies up his or her total on those three favorite holes, and low score wins the pot. Fish A side game for a group of golfers that includes bets on three separate achievements relating to birdies:.
Just remember first-longest-most. Five of Clubs A tournament format in which each golfer has to choose only five of his or her clubs to use during the tournament. Variations in the format revolve around how the putter is treated. Sometimes the putter doesn't count as one of your five clubs; however, in most cases when Five of Clubs is played, the putter does count as one of your five. Fort Lauderdale While there may be some regional variations in the specifics, when a tournament is using the Fort Lauderdale name it is usually just a typical scramble format.
Greenies A "greenie" is a side bet that automatically pays off for any golfer who records a green in regulation. Greenies are commonly included in the game known as Garbage or Dots. A group using greenies only has to agree before the round starts that a greenies are in effect, and b how much - in monetary value or in points - each greenie is worth.
The group then tees off, and every time during the round a greenie is recorded by a golfer, the golfer marks it down. At the end of the round, golfers compare how many greenies each recorded, tally up the points or money, and pay out the differences. Gruesomes or Yellowsomes Gruesomes is a 2-person team game that is more common as a betting game but is also sometimes used as a golf tournament format.
In Gruesomes, both members of Team A hit drives. Then the members of the opposing side Team B select which drive Team A has to play. When Team B's golfers tee off, Team A selects which drive they have to play. Needless to say, when you're choosing which of two drives your opponents have to play, you're going to make them play the worse - or most gruesome - of the two drives.
Following selection of the tee balls, the teams play out the hole in alternate shot fashion, except that the player who hit the "gruesome" tee ball also plays the second shot for his or her side. Hog Hog is very similar to Defender and Wolf. On each hole, one player in a group of four golfers is designated as the Hog, and the order rotates through the round A on No. In Hog, all members of the group tee off, then the "Hog" has two options: "hog" the hole by playing against the other three players; or pick one of the other three players as a partner for the hole, making it 2-on The one low ball wins the hole.
Hollywood - See Round Robin. Honey Pot Just a slang term for a golf tournament's bonus payout or prize pool. Contributing to a honey pot is usually optional; only those that pay in are eligible to win anything at the end. Honest John Before the round starts, members of your group each put an agreed-upon dollar amount into the pot. Each player predicts the score they will shoot for the round, and writes it down. At the end of the round, they compare their actual score to their predicted score.
Who came closest to shooting his or her predicted score? The golfer who did wins the Honest John pot. Horse Race - See Shoot-Out. In the Bucket Another name for Eliminator. It's a best-ball tournament in which every fourth hole one golfer is "in the bucket" - his or her score must count as the team score on that hole. That's because on each of the three preceding holes, the player whose low-ball score counted as the team score is "eliminated" he still plays, but his score can't be used.
After the fourth hole, the rotation starts over again with all players eligible. Jack and Jill When a tournament is called a "Jack and Jill," it means that it is a team event in which men and women are paired together to form the teams. Joker's Wild A tournament format for 4-person teams that involves the use of suited playing cards.
Start by drawing cards so that each team member is designated by a different playing suit heart, diamond, spade, club. What next? A joker means that the lowest score among the team members is used. Some tournament organizers will use two suits per hole, combining the scores of two team members.
Last Man Standing - Another name for Flags. Lone Wolf - See Wolf. Long and Short A format for 2-person teams. The name explains the game: One member of the team plays the long shots drives and approaches , while the other member of the team plays the short shots pitches, chips, and putts.
Long and Short can be played as team vs. In order to avoid potential disagreements between teams over which player should play certain shots, it's advisable for the Long and Short tournament organizers to set specific yardage that delineates the "long" and "short. Longest Yard Betting game for groups of two, three or four golfers in which the yardage of a hole determines how many points that hole is worth.
If you have the low score on a hole that is, for example, yards long, then you win points. Win a yard hole, and you get points. No points are awards on holes without an outright winner. Set the point value carefully, because their might be 7, points total at stake, depending on yardages. Low Putts Can be a tournament format or a side game. Luck of the Draw Betting game for a group of golf buddies that combines golf and poker.
Start with a full deck of playing cards per participating foursome, and with each participating golfer ponying up his or her share of the pot. Then, throughout the round, cards are dealt out depending on each golfer's score on each hole, in this fashion:. At the end of 18 holes, the golfer who can make the best 5-card poker hand wins the pot. Mutt and Jeff Tournament format or a side bet in which the focus is on par-3 holes and par-5 holes only.
The round of golf is completed, then the total net score for each player or each group on the par-3 and par-5 holes is recorded. The low net on those long and short holes is the winner. Talk your opponents into a No Putts bet. Keep track of putts throughout the round. At the end of the round, throw out all the putts. How many strokes are left? That's your No Putts score. That means holes one, six, seven, eight, nine, eleven, sixteen, seventeen and eighteen. You play the full course, but only count scores on those holes for your NOSE score.
As a tiebreaker, low putts on the N. Oozles and Foozles Oozles are good, foozles are bad, in this bet played on par-3 holes. Want more action? Extend Oozles and Foozles to all holes, not just par-3s. Par Or Out As a tournament format, golfers drop out as they make a score higher than par or net par.
The last golfer standing is the winner. As a betting game, the golfer in a group who goes the longest without making higher than par or net par wins the bet. Perfecto - Same as Hogies or Hogans see above. Pink Ball - See Yellow Ball. Pinnie or Polee The pinnie a k a polee is a side bet that is automatically won by achieving one of two things different groups use one standard or other :.
Background: It's a semi private club where we have played. I do not belong to a club so there will not be an opportunity this year for me to invite him to a member guest. My questions: I don't mind paying at all actually I would prefer that I paid my share , however I hear that generally the member covers the cost? Do I reciprocate with a gift of sort? He is also a huge Titleist fan, do I get him a token of appreciation? What would be considered a token? Would it be equivalent to the cost of the tournament?
March 07, at PM. Sign In. Sign Up. March 07, at PM I have been invited to join a golf buddy at his Club for a member guest tournament. Please sign in to comment. James C Braintree, MA. March 07, at PM When I found myself in a similar position, I always reciprocated with a gift bottle of scotch for example. You may also want to take your friend and wife, etc. Your friend wouldn't invite you if he didn't enjoy your company and could afford it. Dino J Burnaby, BC.
They can be great fun both on the course and off. I find them to be very great social outings. I don't think a gift is necessary -- but you may wish to reciprocate by inviting him out to a golf outing with you and then you can pick up the green fees, cart, round of drinks etc.
In addition, perhaps consider buying the after golf drinks after the tournament if that is what the format allows for - some tournaments include post golf drinks and dinner. Part of the focus of many "member - guest" events is a "recruitment" type of event -- to introduce potential future members to the club. So don't be afraid to "look" around and get some insight into how the club operates. As for other forms of etiquette, let your golf partner take the lead.
Perhaps start the day off by letting him know that you are new to this "member - guest" event and that you will follow his lead on matters. The rest is pretty basic etiquette -- just mind your "p's" and "q's" Above all else, enjoy the outing and occasion -- at the end of the day its about the golf and camaraderie that goes with these events! Hope you find some of the comments of use and I would love to hear about your experience Ben!
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